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This year, we are hosting three fundraisers for the celebration weekend. On Friday night we will kick off another Classic Car Cruise-In and Barbecue meal. There is no registration fee. The meal will be burgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans and root beer floats. Hop in your old roadster or muscle car, and come down and help us raise funds to continue preservation of our historic Quartzite buildings in Jasper.
On Saturday, we will have a Vendor Fair and Farmer’s Market. Tents will be set up along Main (Wall) Street, (subject to change to park if necessary) and will run from 10am- 4 pm. There will be a community meal and parade to follow. Cost for a booth is $25. Vendors can register via this link:
Also on Saturday, we will host another Quartzsiter 0.5k UN-run “race” for donuts and beer. If you’re barely willing to put in any athletic effort, and you enjoy carbs, this is the event for you. It’s all inclusive, no need for talent or hard work, and you can be rewarded with a t-shirt, medal and flashy car sticker to show off how much community spirit you have! Can’t come? Would rather sit on the sofa? No problem! Get your swag bag anyway and cheer us on while being the laziest of all! REGISTER HERE
Proceeds will all support our efforts in securing grants for preserving our historic quartzite buildings, and help us pay for repairs and maintenance as we proceed in the construction planning process. Currently, we are finishing the architectural blueprints for Bauman Hall, and the Historic Structure Report to evaluate the conditions and repair needs of the Jasper School. To date we have raised over $148,000 in grant funds and $120,000 in private donations that have been reinvested in our projects in Jasper, and we have SAVED taxpayers over a million dollars in demolition costs, and preserved critical community historical assets that will last another 80 years after renovation, which is TWICE as long as new construction.
We would also like to start a new community fund to assist historic building owners with funding to help with costs of repairing their historic buildings. Many communities including Pipestone have had success with 30-30-30 split of grant funding, low interest community loans, and owner investment to preserve and renovate downtown buildings, which is a powerful economic strategy of creating jobs and providing affordable business spaces and residences, as well as dramatically increasing property tax base for the city and attracting more investment. If you would like to be a part of creating this fund, donate towards it, or help us in another way by volunteering at any of these events, we could really use you!!
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