Folks who attended 2019 Prairie Brewfest in record number helped the Foundation award grants to four local needs.
More than 400 persons voted on the Brewfest Choice Grants that were part of the sixth annual Prairie Brewfest held Sept. 7, 2019 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. They were part of another record attendance that – when final figures were assembled – topped 750 persons.
By virtue of attendees’ votes, Meals on Wheels was awarded a $2,000 grant to purchase new delivery bags that volunteer drivers use to transport hot, weekday meals to homebound persons.
A $1,000 grant was awarded to the READY! for K program, a kindergarten preparation program of Eden Prairie Schools Early Childhood Programs to help close the school achievement gap.
A grant of $600 went to organizers of the annual PeopleFest! cultural celebration in Eden Prairie, and $400 went to Friends of the Eden Prairie Library for construction of a rain garden at the newly renovated library.
Thank you, Brewfest voters. You demonstrated interest and insight in voting for local needs. Now you know more about the Foundation’s daily mission to fill unmet needs in Eden Prairie!
Overall, Brewfest raised about $25,000 to support the Foundation’s ongoing work. More than half of that came from generous business sponsors. The event was chaired for the sixth time by its founder, Dave Lindahl, whose local band Wondercure performed at Brewfest.
So, thanks to everyone who sponsored, participated in, volunteered at, or attended 2019 Prairie Brewfest. Have a suggestion for next year’s event? Send an e-mail to Executive Director Mark Weber at [email protected].