MIBA donates almost $9,000 to nine different area non-profits through proceeds from Party in the Park
October 08, 2019
Nine different area non-profits made over $900 selling concessions for the Minocqua Island Business Association’s (MIBA) summer concert series called Party in the Park, which took place every Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. all summer long.
“It’s a great partnership,” event’s organizer Kirk Bangstad said. “The Island Business Association wants to bring more tourists to the Island on Sundays in the summer, so we raise money all year long to pay for the bands and production. That money brings tourists to the island, who then buy beer and food, which then helps area non-profits. We’ve gone from giving $500 checks to non-profits two years ago to over $900 checks this year, so the event is definitely growing. It makes sense because who doesn’t want to see great bands for free in a lovely setting like Torpy Park?"
“I absolutely love the program,” said Bryon Black, who volunteers for several of the organizations that participate in Party in the Park every year. “For sure, the money is important to any non-profit, but more importantly, it affords organizations great exposure and an opportunity to engage with the public in a fun and totally positive environment. I can’t wait for next summer because the program gets better every year.”