The Brainerd Youth Advisory Council wants to be sure to thank everyone involved in the Battle of the Bands 2001, held July 3 at Don Adamson Field. Approximately 300 people heard 10 area bands perform contemporary rock, Christian rock and a variety of other types of music.
Congratulations to We3Kings, who won for the second year now in a row, Par 5 for placing second and Renzen (formerly Froclit Chosty) who placed third.
YAC has so many people to thank for the success of this event: certainly the 10 bands who performed; the Brainerd City Council for its support; Brainerd Community Action and the Community Action Fourth of July Committee and their leader, Nancy Cross; Dave Jopp for emceeing the event; the concessionaires; the Brainerd Police Department; Dan, Troy and the crew from Music General, our judges; Northwoods Turf and Power; Steve Shellum; the Brainerd School District for helping with the grounds and lighting; the area media for helping promote the event; Greatland Rental; Brainerd FFA; friends and family who helped out; and, of course, the people who attended the battle. A special thank you to Faith Tougas and her family for all of their help and support.
Look for us again next year -- bigger and better than ever!
Youth Advisory Council Adviser
Dorcas says thanks
The Dorcas Society would like to thank all of those who reached out to the tornado victims in their time of need. We received many wonderful donations and received help from so many different individuals and agencies. It is amazing how wonderful people have been!
We have serviced more than 100 families. Various hide-a-beds, davenports, chairs, beds and mattresses, tables, dishes, clothing and other household supplies have been distributed throughout the Brainerd area. These items could be given out free of charge, again because of the great community support.
We would like to inform the public the gym at the Seventh Day Adventist Church closed Friday. We are no longer accepting donations. If you are a tornado victim or a family in need of services please contact us. We are located at 2824 Oak St. and we are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Race for the Cure
Thank you for your help and support in helping the Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure get off to a great start. This event will be a great event for Cass and Crow Wing counties and hopefully will help to educate the general public about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
We focus on education, treatment and screening programs for our service area, and the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation focuses on research. As a survivor, I have a lot to be grateful for. It is a privilege to be a part of this great event and the Komen Brainerd Lakes Affiliate.
Komen Brainerd Lakes Affiliate
On Sunday afternoon, July 15, we were driving a brown Chevy S10 pickup pulling a new Palomino pop-up camper southbound on Highway 10. About a mile and a half north of Royalton, one of our camper tires blew. At 60 mph in heavy traffic, this was quite frightening.
Two guardian angels from Brainerd (a man and his wife), driving a newer model gold Toyota Camry helped us get off the highway, assisted us in changing the tire and getting the rig back on the road. We do not have their names, but we have never had the pleasure of meeting two more compassionate, friendly, helpful individuals in our entire lives.
We sincerely hope they read this so they know how much their kindness meant to us.
Debra Foster and Jill Brown
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