“Blues Brews N BBQs” in Plymouth benefits local charities
Blues Brews N BBQs hosted by Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth has an impact on the community that goes much deeper than the entertainment it provides on a Saturday in August.
“Blues Brews N BBQs”
The fundraiser got started in 2012. This year the fundraiser delivers everything the name implies. There’s music from local artists and local blues bands. There’s food and beer too.
“Part of the story and emphasis was to benefit the nonprofit organizations that Mount Olivet had supported over the years,” explains organizer Kevin Lytle with Mount Olivet.
Event benefits Habitat for Humanity and PRISM
“They’re actually the only congregation who does a staff build day with us, so in addition to bringing volunteers out they bring their staff out to build with us,” says Kate Loe of Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities. “And so now going into our sixth year as a partner in that event, it has raised more than $40 thousand for Twin Cities Habitat.”
It is important to Mount Olivet that the charities they help are serving people at a very local level.
“PRISM food shelf serves the local five city area: Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, and East of 494 in Plymouth,” says Michelle Ness, director for PRISM. “We see 6-7 hundred families every single month come through to get about a week to week and a half’s worth of groceries. So we’re providing a real financial relief for many families.”
Blues Brews n BBQs starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Tickets are $12 before the event and $18 at the gate.