Because of Brandon

Saturday, July 29, in Crosby

All proceeds benefit the Diabetes Education Department at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center


Funds will be used to:

  • Send youth to a camp where they learn diabetes care and feel the support of others living with diabetes
  • Provide gas cards for families who need financial assistance to get to their appointments
  • Supply gift cards for restaurants near Children’s Hospital where youth with diabetes are treated
  • Provide a community awareness event with a speaker


Schedule of Events

Power Boat Races Noon to 4 p.m.  
Mega Meat Raffle 3:30 p.m.
Silent Auction 4 – 7 p.m.
Wine & Craft Beer Tasting 4 – 7 p.m.
BBQ 6 p.m.
Raffle Drawing 7 p.m.
Firearm Raffle Drawing 7:30 p.m.
Street Dance 8 p.m. - midnight


Power Boat Races

Crosby Memorial Park /Serpent Lake – noon to 4 p.m.
Free, concessions available
Since 1986, the Twin Cities Powerboat Association and the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber have sponsored this mid-summer tradition, dating back to the 1970s. Racers from all around the country come to Crosby to participate in what has become one of the most spectacular venues in the United States. Watch races compete in classes ranging from 40 MPH Mini-GTs up to 140 MPH Mod-Unlimiteds. Track racer points earned toward a National High Points title in the American Powerboat Association. Enjoy your leisure time in Cuyuna Country, but remember we also have a fast and furious side.




Mega Meat Raffle

Crosby Bar – 3:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Crosby Fire Department. Purchase tickets for single or five rounds of meat. Win several pounds of fine cuts of assorted meats.




Silent Auction

Crosby Bar Conference Room – 4 to 7 p.m.

Winners drawn at 7 p.m.
Silent auction of apparel, accessories, gifts and certificates donated by area businesses and individuals. Bid on your favorite items throughout the day. Winners may pick up their treasurers after 7 p.m. 

Auction Items

Aitkin Flowers & Gifts $10 gift certificate

Aitkin Hardwoods

Hand-crafted cutting board

Aitkin Independent Age

One year subscription

Anderson Brothers Construction Company

$250 gift certificate for Aggregate Material

Brainerd Medical Supply

$25 gift certificate

Breezy Point Resort

One round of golf for four at Breezy Point Resort's Whitebirch Golf Course. Includes cart.


$25 gift certificate

Buffalo Wild Wings

Two $5 gift certificates

Cascade Medspa & Laser Center

Gift certificate for Dermablade

Cash Wise Liquor

Two $10 gift certificates

Charles & Sally Olk

Windsor travel bag, seven Captain Morgan T-Shirts, three Fireball T-Shirts, three Fireball sweatshirts and three Dr. McGillicuddy's sweatshirts 

Crosby Mattress

Serta Mattress Set

Cycle Path & Paddle

Bike helmet
E. L. Menk Jewelers $20 gift certificate
Emily Greens Golf Course Gift certificate for 18 holes of golf for four with cart
Hallett House Bed & Breakfast Gift certificate for $100 toward one night stay and breakfast
Halo Salon & Spa $30 gift certificate for hair cut and style with Camy
Jeffrey P. Fish, DDS Two Adult rechargable toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss and one child rechargable toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe Four shirts 
Mary Tuomi Art Gallery Framed print
Mount Ski Gull Two lift tickets for the 2017/2018 season
Panache Salon & Spa $15 gift certificate
Phil Collins Autographed CD of Phil Collins "Take Me Home"
Salon Couture Gift certificate for manicure
The 40 Club $25 gift certificate
The Office Shop $25 gift certificate
Whitefish Golf Club Two 18-Hole Green Fees with Cart



Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Crosby Bar Outdoor Patio – 4-7 p.m.
Tickets $25, the first 96 people to purchase tickets receive an etched wine glass 
Learn about the area’s finest vintages and craft beers served by friendly experts while indulging on hearty appetizers.  Take the opportunity to bid on a few silent auction items while you sip and savor. 





Crosby Bar back parking lot – Starting at 6 p.m.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will be grilling Culvers Butter Burgers and Brats for purchase. 




Street Dance

Crosby Bar back parking lot – 8 p.m. until midnight

Admission $5
Identification required to drink alcohol

Pandemic consists of five musicians who have played in the Central Minnesota for several years. They enjoy performing music from the 80s and keep people dancing. In addition to local venues, they have played events with national acts Aultimate Ozzy, Steelheart, Firehouse, Warrant, Tesla, BulletBoys, LA Guns, Ratt, Loverboy and others.


Some of the tunes they plan to perform include:  Run to You, Feels Like the First Time, Jane, The Kid is Hot Tonight, Blue Collar Man, I Want a New Drug, Fishing in the Dark, Friends in Low Places, Honky Tonk Woman, Hit Me, I Love Rock and Roll, Think I'm in Love, Loving, Touchin, Squeezin, Turn Me Loose, Photograph, Too Much Time, Any Way You Want, Runaway, Talk Dirty, Jump, Bad Medicine, Jessie's Girl, Your Love, Don't Stop Believin, All She Wrote, Living on a Prayer, Highway to Hell, Once Bitten, Juke Box Hero, Hate Myself, You give Love a Bad Name, Sweet Child, Crazy Train, Hurt So Good, I Want You to Want Me, Nothing But a Good Time, Shook Me, Pour Some Sugar on Me, and Metal Health.


Hear a sampling of their music at:





Winners drawn at 7:00 p.m.  Need not be present to win.


Grand Prize: 2017 Arctic Cat 400 ATV from Brothers Motor Sports (value: $5,350)

First Prize: Four night three day American Plan Package #1 for two with Anderson's Lodge in Sioux Lookout ON, Canada (value $2,822)

Second Prize: Two-night Ruttger’s Resort stay for two adults and two children with dinner and breakfast daily, unlimited golf on Alec's Nine, reduced green fees on The Lakes, Kids' Kamp and resort activities and amenities. (value: $1,150)

Third Prize: $150 cash

Fourth Prize: $50 cash


Tickets will go on sale at a later date, check back for more information. 



Firearm Raffle

Winners drawn at 7:30 p.m.  Need not be present to win.


Grand Prize: Benelli Super Black Eagle II Camo 12-Gauge with plastic hard case (value:  $1,899)
First Prize: Remington 700 BDL .270 with Redfield Scope, hard case and sling

(value $1,300)
Second Prize:  Magnum Research .22 LR Barracuda Black Walnut.

Donated by Magnum Research, Pillager, MN (value $824)

Third Prize: $200 cash


Tickets are available for $5 each at the Crosby Bar. 





A total of 29 million people in the United States have diabetes and over one-third of adults have pre-diabetes. When diabetes is not well controlled, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of serious health complications including blindness, amputation, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and premature death.  We are holding this event to raise funds that will go toward initiatives to promote awareness of this serious disease as well as programs to support those already living with diabetes.


Houge, 27, formerly of Ironton passed away in December 2015 at his home in Duluth. He was a Crosby-Ironton High School Class of 2006 and a graduate of the National School of Non Destructive Testing. He was an employee of the Acuren Company in Duluth as was the former manager of the Crosby Bar and Grill.


More Information
Doug Houge, Owner Crosby Bar & Grill: 218-851-5145

Jennifer Holmvig, CRMC Charitable Fund: 218-545-4455



Thank you to our Supporters 

American Peat Technologies, LLC
Bay Lake Area Lions
Anderson's Lodge in Sioux Lookout ON, Canada
Brothers Motorsports
Culver's of Baxter
Cuyuna Firemen's Relief Association
Deerwood Bank
Emily Cooperative Telephone Co.
JJ's Guns
Magnum Research
  Old Dutch
Pan-O-Gold Baking Company
Riverwood Bank
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
Seth & Melinda Jackson
Shirley Selisker
US Foodservice
Widseth Smith Nolting
Event Volunteers Needed
If you would like to help out with the
numerous activities, please contact
Peggy Stebbins, 218-545-4447 or
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute®
  • Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center
  • Minnesota Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics
  • Minnesota Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology
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