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April 28th, 2017 will kick off our fundraising year with a pulled pork dinner at the Roundhouse Brewery from 4 pm to 7 pm. A raffle drawing is to be held at 7:30 pm. The proceeds will be benefiting  Junior Achievements of the Brainerd Lakes area. We are honored to be a part of celebrating the one year anniversary of the Roundhouse Brewery that will also be kicking off that evening. For those interested in participating in the festivities, the cost of the dinner will be $10.00 per plate. Raffle tickets are available now for $5.00 per ticket and will be sold at the door at the time of the event. The raffle prizes are as follows... Grand Prize is a Rec Tec RT 300 Smoker/Grill......second prize is a Growler Prize Pack from the crew at the Roundhouse Brewery......third prize is a $100.00 Gift Certificate from Von Hanson's Meats. ( Need not be present to win ).

Update ... The Junior Achievement fundraiser was a great success !! We fed over a hundred people and sold all but 7 of the raffle tickets out of 350. I want to give out a special thanks to the Roundhouse Brewery ! Mark , Dan and the crew did a wonderful job helping us make this event a success. In the end after all said and done, Q-ing For Communities presented a check in the amount of $ 2032.00 to the Junior Achievement Program. A special thanks also to our sponsors....Rec Tec Grills....Hunts Point Gun Club....Von Hanson's Meats and all the local Brainerd businesses that gave to this event.

Amy Gray District Manager

Amy Gray the District Manager - Development holding the check presented to her from Q-ing For Communities. The staff at Q-ing For Communities wants to give out a big Congratulations to Suzanne Brown !!! Our grand prize winner of the REC TEC Mini Grill/Smoker. 

On Monday June 19th, 2017 , Brainerd Community Action along with Q-ing For Communities will be sponsoring a Hog Roast to benefit the Crow Wing County Drug Court.

We will be serving a sandwich , beverage , chips , a side and a cookie for $ 6.00 , from 11am - 2pm on the East Lawn of the Crow Wing County Judicial Center.

Crow Wing County Drug Court is a judicially supervised , treatment based program for adults who are charged with certain eligible felony crimes , and are found to be chemically dependent. It features a team approach to rigorous treatment , coordinated with intensive supervision , random and regular drug and alcohol testing , regular and frequent court appearances , education and employment opportunities. For every $1 that is spent on Drug Courts , there is a savings of around $10 , due to reduced jail/prison use , reduced recidivism and lowered cost to the publicly funded programs.

Drug Court brings the full weight of the Drug Court Team members ( judicial , prosecutor , defense council , substance abuse and mental health professionals , probation officers , and law enforcement ) together , forcing the offender to deal with his/her substance abuse problem. This is a voluntary program that is a minimum of 22 months in length. Our goal is to aid our participation in becoming contributing members of socidety with restored self - worth. Recovery is a Process that last a lifetime !!!

Q-ing For Communities is proud to team up with RBC Fundraisers  ( Rebuilding Brainerd Community ) and the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls for a one day event . On June 24th 2017, we will be serving pulled pork sandwiches from 11 AM - 2 PM ( additional sides will also be provided ) in a joint effort to raise money for a ' GREAT CAUSE ' . Cost per plate : Adults $5.00 , Kids 5 and under eat free . This event is being held at Gregory Park in Brainerd , MN. All proceeds will go toward the building of a Slash Pad for the local community. 



Q-ing For Communities , The Roundhouse Brewery and Von Hanson's Meats are proud to bring to you, the Second Annual ' RIB COOK OFF FOR VETERANS ' . Building off the success of last year's event , we are putting together a great day of Bbq , Friends and Family. The proceeds of this event will once again go to M.A.C.V. The Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans. This year's event will be held once again at the Crosslake Town Square.

This event will open to the public at 12 PM with music and  food / beer available ( provided by Maucieri's ). 

The tickets for the ribs will go on sale at 3 PM ! Tickets go fast, so get there early ! The cost of the ticket will be $ 2 .00  1 TICKET = ONE RIB . 

There will also be a Popular Vote ticket given out randomly to people in line . These chosen individuals will judges for deciding which team will win the best rib of the event. 

We will start serving the ribs to the public about 3:30 or as soon as the teams are ready after turning their ribs into the judges.

Award ceremony will follow.

If you would like to compete in this event you can download the contest application by clicking on the pdf file icon. Please send application and entry fee to : Q-ing For Communities 5616 Maggie Lane , Nisswa Mn. 56468.

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