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

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




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

Ace Hardware - Brainerd 

$25 gift certificate

Aitkin Flowers & Gifts

$10 gift certificate

Aitkin Hardwoods

Hand-crafted cutting board

Aitkin Independent Age

One year subscription

AJ Metalworks, Inc.

Dragon fly yard ornament

Alexia Kripss

Handmade tri-level bird feeder

Anderson Brothers Construction Company

$250 gift certificate for Aggregate Material

Andy's Custom Picture Framing

Outdoor print

Bernick's Beverage & Vending

Leinenkugel Adirondack chair and umbrella and Hamm's Beer tin sign

Brainerd Medical Supply

$25 gift certificate

Brandl GM

Gift certificate for oil change, Brandl GM T-Shirt and baseball hat

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

C&L Distributing

Bud Light Barbecue grill

Cascade Medspa & Laser Center

Gift certificate for Dermablade

Cash Wise Liquor

Two $10 gift certificates

Cedar Chest Restaurant and Bar

$25 gift certificate and t-shirt

Charles & Sally Olk

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

Cherry Berry

Ten - $5 gift certificates

C-I Pub

$25 gift certificate

Crosby Mattress

Serta Mattress Set

Crosby-Ironton Courier

Gift certificate for one year subscription

Crosslake Drug Store

Sweatshirt and solar squirrel lantern

Cuyuna Brewing Company

$25 gift certificate

Cuyuna Country Auto Center

$30 gift certificate

Cuyuna Range Whitetails

Thompson Impact Muzzleloader Rifler with Bushnell scope and case

Cuyuna Lakes Education Foundation

Educational gift basket with books, puzzles and games

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Intex Inflatable Marina Breeze Island Floating lounge for four and Intex Quick Fill AC Electric pump

Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf Course

Golf for two with cart

Cycle Path & Paddle

Bike helmet

D&D Beer Company

Yeti cooler, four golf passes to Cragun's and Summit golf bag

Deerwood Bank

Beer, snacks and games basket

Deerwood Furniture

Framed print

Deerwood Technologies

Two golf shirts and packages of golf balls

Deerwood True Value

Outdoor folding canvas chair with attached table

Dennis & Kelly Johnson

Hand-crafted wood decor

Don & Leo Miller

Wine, salsa and sauce basket

Dondelinger Chevrolet, Cadillac, Hyundai

Two gift certificates for complete vehicle detail

E. L. Menk Jewelers

$20 gift certificate

Edward Jones

Folding lawn chair

Emily Ace Hardware

Indoor/Outdoor lantern with battery

Emily Greens Golf Course

Gift certificate for 18 holes of golf for four with cart

Emily Meats

Two - $15 gift certificates

Ernie's on Gull Lake

$20 gift certificate

Fairways at Howard's Barn

Golf for two with cart 

Fifty Lakes Bar & Bottle Shop

Women's golf shirt and vest with hoodie

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Gift certificate for 18-holes of golf for two with cart, buffet for two and one night stay at Black Bear Casino

Guide Point Pharmacy 

Two dish towels, cheese board and spreader, herb scissors and floral

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

Heather Erickson

Jessica Simpson Charcoal tote, bottle of wine, bottle of Captain Morgan, bottle of Sailor Jerry rum and bottle of Asti

Holmvig Excavating

One load of aggregate delivered

Holy Spirit Holy Yoga

Ten session punch card with yoga strap

Hubbard Radio

Four $50 gift certificates

Hudrlik Carpet

Round area rug

Iron Range Eatery

Gift certificate for Chef created dinner for six with wine pairings

Ironhub Ironworks

Hand-crafted iron wall hanger

Jeffrey P. Fish, DDS

Two Adult rechargeable toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss and one child rechargeable toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss

Jerry & Jill DeCent

HENRY's Hard Soda standing cooler

Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library

Book gift basket

Jim DeCent

Mike Edman

Joe Frazer

Hand-crafted coffee table and two wine racks

Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe

Four shirts 

Lakes Gas

Fourteen - 20# cylinder fill gift certificates

Lakes Jam/Weichert Realtors

Autographed bean bag game by 2017 Lakes Jam Artists

Leslie's Boutique

$25 gift certificate

Life Link III

Yeti Tank Bucket cooler with two Life Link II sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats

Lundrigans Clothing


Marion Segersten

Framed picture of Milford Mine

Mark & Rene Lind

Chris & Theresa Webber

Jim & Judy Christenson

Gary Bocock & Chris Worner

Doris Reigstad

Two coolers on wheels with spirits 

Mary Tuomi Art Gallery

Framed print

Midway Bar

Bottle of Smirnoff Vodka & Fireball

Mixed Company - A Kava House 

Coffee basket

Moonlite Bay

$50 gift certificate

Mount Ski Gull

Two lift tickets for the 2017/2018 season

Mountain Bike Enthusiasts of CRMC

Unisex biking shirt, size large

North Country Cafe

Three gift certificates for breakfast for two and two North Country jackets

Northland Pet Lodge

$50 gift certificate


Two - $10 gift certificates

Outdoor Advantage

St. Croix Premier 7' medium fast, two piece rod and Pflueger President Reel ($200 retail value)

Panache Salon & Spa

$15 gift certificate

Paul Perpich, DDS

Electric toothbrush, paste and mouthwash

Phil Collins

Autographed CD of Phil Collins "Take Me Home"

Picture Perfect

12x16 Framed original oil painting

Range Disposal Service

Weber 22- inch Performer Premium Charcoal Grill and cover

Ray Marr & Elaine Huselid

Ceramic bowl

Red Raven Bike Cafe

Gift certificate for two 1/2 day mountain bike rentals or one full day mountain bike rental

Restoration Books & Gifts

Movie basket

Riddles Jewelry

1/5 carat diamond sterling silver pendant

Salon Couture

Gift certificate for manicure

Scentsy - Nannette Tuthill

Scentsy warmer and three Scentsy bars

Tammy Wilkins

Wine & hand painted glasses 

The 40 Club

$25 gift certificate

The Backyard Greenhouse

Apple Tree

The Crossfire

Herbalife samples and gift certificate

The Great Furniture Gallery

Woven afghan throw

The Office Shop

$25 gift certificate

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Hockey jersey and gift baskets

Town Tavern

$50 gift certificate

Traditions Mini Golf

Four gift certificates for a round of golf

Whitefish Golf Club

Two 18-Hole Green Fees with Cart

Wildwedge Golf

Wildwedge Mini Golf and Max package for four

Woodtick Inn

One - $25 gift certificate, Two - $20 gift certificates and two sweatshirts

Zorbaz Crosslake

Ladies t-shirt and Men's T-shirt



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 are $10 and are available at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy and the Crosby Bar & Grill.



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 

ACE/Timber Building Supply, Inc.
American Legion Post 443
American Peat Technologies, LLC
Anderson's Lodge in Sioux Lookout ON, Canada
AutoSmith Service Group, LLC
Bay Lake Area Lions
Bernick's Beverage & Vending
BlackRidge Bank
Blue Collar Sound
Brad Houge
Breakthru Beverage Group
Bridge Tavern
Brothers Motorsports
C&L Distributing
Cascade Methodist Ladies
Culver's of Baxter
Cuyuna Firemen's Relief Association
D&D Beer Company
Deerwood Bank
Emily Cooperative Telephone Co.
Emily Meats
Heartwood Senior Living Community - Culinary
Jim Christensen
JJ's Guns
John Schaubach
Kiwanis Club of Baxter Lakes Area & Friends
Krisann Gray
Lakes Country Foods
Lakes Printing 
Lambert Water Wells, Inc. 
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
Magnum Research
  Old Dutch
Pan-O-Gold Baking Company
Phillips Wine & Spirits
Reinhart Foodservice
Richard & Mary Aulie
Riverwood Bank
Richard & Joyce Houge
Rodney & Joann Houge
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
Seth & Melinda Jackson
Shirley Selisker
Southern Wine
The Backyard Greenhouse
US Foodservice
Unity Bank
US Foodservice
Wayne & Theora Dunemann
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
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