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The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour completed its trip across the state Saturday, with a visit to Antigo in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building.

After a week which began in Marshfield, and made its way through Sparta, New Richmond and Chippewa Falls, the tour began the festivities here at Game On in Antigo's downtown before the fully emblazoned Tailgate Tour bus then made its way to the fairgrounds behind a police escort for an early afternoon arrival.

Packers Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Murphy, along with alumni Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman, Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris and Scott Wells were all on hand.

Murphy began the event by addressing the crowd and making introductions, including a short recap of each players' impressive career in the green and gold.

A question and answer session followed, with the biggest crowd reactions coming from Aaron Kampman's answer to which quarterback he enjoyed sacking the most, to which the two-time pro bowler replied,” Whoever the Vikings' quarterback was,” and to a young fan who asked Murphy if the team could take him with its first draft pick in 2031.

Autographs and photos were next, with hundreds meeting and shaking the hands of some of their all-time gridiron favorites. The popular, “Spicy Tie Band” played a terrific mix of music for the crowd.

The event was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Langlade County, with prizes raffled off and silent auction items bid on. Scott Dorn, who received a new home courtesy of Habitat a few year prior, put a nice touch on the event, as he a winner of one of the event's grand prizes, a game-worn autographed Packers helmet.

The tour has now raised nearly $3.5 million for non-profit organizations in its 14 years of visiting towns throughout the state.
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City of Antigo police officers gather with retired Packers and team president Mark Murphy prior to the players entering the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building for Saturday's Tailgate Tour. Officers provided security and gave the group an escort through town.

Packers, Antigo celebrate Saturday
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The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour completed its trip across the state Saturday, with a visit to Antigo in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building.

After a week which began in Marshfield, and made its way through Sparta, New Richmond and Chippewa Falls, the tour began the festivities here at Game On in Antigo's downtown before the fully emblazoned Tailgate Tour bus then made its way to the fairgrounds behind a police escort for an early afternoon arrival.

Packers Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Murphy, along with alumni Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman, Ryan Grant, Earl Dotson, Bernardo Harris and Scott Wells were all on hand.

Murphy began the event by addressing the crowd and making introductions, including a short recap of each players' impressive career in the green and gold.

A question and answer session followed, with the biggest crowd reactions coming from Aaron Kampman's answer to which quarterback he enjoyed sacking the most, to which the two-time pro bowler replied,” Whoever the Vikings' quarterback was,” and to a young fan who asked Murphy if the team could take him with its first draft pick in 2031.

Autographs and photos were next, with hundreds meeting and shaking the hands of some of their all-time gridiron favorites. The popular, “Spicy Tie Band” played a terrific mix of music for the crowd.

The event was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Langlade County, with prizes raffled off and silent auction items bid on. Scott Dorn, who received a new home courtesy of Habitat a few year prior, put a nice touch on the event, as he a winner of one of the event's grand prizes, a game-worn autographed Packers helmet.

The tour has now raised nearly $3.5 million for non-profit organizations in its 14 years of visiting towns throughout the state.
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City of Antigo police officers gather with retired Packers and team president Mark Murphy prior to the players entering the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building for Saturday's Tailgate Tour. Officers provided security and gave the group an escort through town.
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