If you were at Rochesterfest or tried to get some candy at some of the other local parades in Southeast Minnesota, you probably remember seeing Chang the Dragon.  Clowns, motorcycles, and drift trikes also tag along to entertain the crowd as well.  What you may not know is that the individuals providing this fun for the community are Rochester Area Shriners.

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Chang the Dragon won't be at this upcoming event for the Rochester Area Shriners BUT you can be!  Yes, everyone is invited to sample some wine, beer, and spirits at the Rochester Area Shriners' 5th annual event on September 6th.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cheer Fundraiser in Southeast Minnesota

I know that we occasionally see an event on Facebook and wonder if "everyone" is actually invited.  We might even save the event or say "interested" and then, unfortunately, we forget about it.  The Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cheer Fundraiser IS one you are actually invited to.  Add it to your calendar now so you don't forget about it! Better yet, go grab tickets now online.  While you are looking for your credit card to buy a ticket for you and your BFF, here are a few details to know:

    • WHAT:  5TH Annual Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cheer Fundraiser
    • WHEN: September 6th, 2023 from 6 pm until 8:30 pm
    • WHERE: Rochester International Event Center
    • WHAT:
      • Enjoy light hor d'oeuvres, samples of wine, beer, and some delicious spirits from Kinney Creek, Karst, Island City, Eleven Wells, Round Lake Winery, Little Red Diary, Harmony Spirits, Chaotic Good, and Andy's.  A cash bar will also be available.
      • Score big at the silent auction! A few of the items up for grabs this year include pair of Viking game tickets, an airplane ride around Rochester, detail services, entertainment, and more!
    • TICKETS: If you've got Venmo, you can pay the $30 at @RochesterAreaShrine_Club.  You can also mail your check to PO Box 5852 Rochester, MN 55903.  If you've got any questions, e-mail - RochesterAreaShrineClub@gmail.com
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Do you have an event coming up in Southeast Minnesota?

Every year, we help the community in a variety of ways from supporting local fundraisers, to running daily public service messages, to creating digital community campaigns and hosting events attended by thousands. Learn more about how Townsquare Media Cares here.

If you have an event coming up or work for a nonprofit in Southeast Minnesota, I'd love to learn more! Send me a note at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com or on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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