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Holiday Assist for the Food Bank 

Dear Friends: 

Thank to everyone who assisted with the Last Dash Holiday Food Bank fundraiser. We raised $1900 and collected 1000 lbs of food and to help those in need this holiday season. 

The benefit concert yesterday, the culmination of the drive, was standing room only. Mr Kevin BF Burt was his usual outstanding self for two sets and a shout out to my colleagues in HomeBrewed who rocked the place. 

Special thanks to our University of Iowa partners who helped collect food in advance: 
Air Force ROTC 
Army ROTC 
College of Dentistry 
College of Public Health 
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 
Public Policy Center 

Also special thank you to the Mill for hosting the event 

We are arranging a great line up of benefit gigs for 2018-stay tuned. 

We hope you have a joyous holiday season.

Pathways Adult Center Benefit a Big Success 

Thank you to the 150 people who came out to the 2017 Men Who Cook (and a few good women) Benefit Concert. The Event raised almost $25,000 that will be used to assist adults who can benefit from a positive daytime environment (as well as their caregivers). Great job to the event organizers. We also really appreciated that the crowd danced up a storm! Great fun for all.

Catholic Worker House benefit was a blow out 

Thanks to all who came out to support and celebrate the first anniversary of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House on Sunday at St Pats. Over 250 people participated in enjoying fajitas and fixings--and our fun selections of Rockabilly and Blues :0). Over $8000 was raised to help install a new hot water heater and boiler to improve the infrastructure for the transitional housing provided but the Catholic Worker House. What a great show of generosity by all involved.

Thank you Aunt Patty and Maplewood Estates 

Our HomeBrewed Lite group (Ernie Found-keyboard, Mike Kanellis-bass and Pete Damiano-vocal/harmonica) would like to thank our Aunt Patty and her friend John for the invitation to play a gig for residents of Maplewood Estates, a senior apartment complex in Monticello IA. They were a wonderful audience and we really enjoyed the opportunity to play for them last Sunday. A special thank you to our cousin Patti Greenwood who joined in on vocals to do three duets-what great fun.

UI Vets Learning Center on its way 

Thank you for all who supported the fundraiser to build a new learning center for the UI student veterans. About 125 people enjoyed the food and music at the IC VFW on Sat March 4. A special thank you to the IC VFW, the RIverside VFW, the UIVA and their President Kris Latorre and all the others who donated their time and treasure to help us raise over $22,000 for computers, projectors and other equipment to outfit the new learning center. The UI Chief Diversity Office and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment provided space for the new center and encouragement along the way. A great collaboration to support the needs of the1500 veterans and their dependents on campus!

Successful Food Bank Fundraiser 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Food Bank as part of the 2nd Annual Last Dash Fundraiser at the Mill. A special thanks to our University collaborators: the College of Public Health, the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, the Obermann Center, the Army and Air Force ROTC and the Public Policy Center. They collected about 800 lbs of food prior to the event. An additional 150 lbs and $1200 in cash was collected the day of. Also thank you to the Mill for being a gracious host for this event and already booking ahead for next year (Mark your calendars now for December 16, 2017).

Father's Day for seniors 

A trio of HomeBrewed members played for about 30 seniors at Emerson Point Assisted Living Facility. We greatly appreciated the invitation and allowed us to learn some new classic tunes. The crowd was very gracious-thank you.

Flea Market Fun 

The Barn Flea Market in Wellmar drew 5-600 people on Friday night May 20th. It was a pleasure providing music for their shopping pleasure during a beautiful evening of fun in the country. Thanks to Joni Yoder for the invitation.

Great support for Iowa Women's Archives And Animal Shelter 

Thanks to all who came out to the Mill on May 12 for a packed room to support the IWA and hear Tom Mason and HomeBrewed. Tom is always great (hear him soon on Java Blend on Iowa Pubic Radio) and about $1300 was raised to support the Archives.

Two days later, we played to a smaller and colder crowd that helped support the Iowa City Animal Shleter at Trueblood Park. The die-hards who braved the cold weather were great and much appreciated by both the band the Animal Shelter who had a very successful day.

Thanks for supporting the UI Veterans! 

150 people showed up for the fundraiser for the UI Veterans last Saturday night. The event raised $4000 for a great cause. Travis Arment and the rest of the UI Vets did a great job getting raffle and silent auction items. Commander Ed Weeks and his crew at the IC VFW provided a great facility, food etc. Special shout out to our band HomeBrewed, brother Steve Miller from the Riverside VFW and Kevin Burt for sharing his talents.