Proceeds from 2017 Independence BrewBQ will benefit the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund

Earlier this year our community lost a good friend, Jon Holland. Jon was a founding member of the Independence BrewBQ and a very important part of so many community activities. He was truly a “Professional Volunteer”.

The Independence Celebrations Committee board of directors (who also oversees Independence BrewBQ) has established the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund to continue Jon’s legacy by creating a perpetual income stream to make a positive impact in Independence. “The best way to honor Jon is to encourage people to get involved by offering their time and talents to better Independence,” said Pete Gaumer, Independence BrewBQ board member. “On behalf of the Independence BrewBQ committee, I’m excited to announce that our 2017 charity partner will be the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund. Proceeds from this year’s Independence BrewBQ will be donated to the fund.”

For each of its 11 years the BrewBQ has sought to benefit local organizations and projects that make our community a great place to live. This year we are proud to again direct money to a worthwhile community endeavor that honors the memory of a dear friend.

The Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund is a permanent fund with the Community Foundation. The annual distribution from the fund will support community betterment projects and programs in Jon’s memory. The program areas include financial support for secondary education endeavors and projects to enhance the Independence Community.  If you are interested in donating to the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund or would like more information about it contact Terry Gaumer at or 319-243-1354.

The Independence BrewBQ will be held Saturday, August 26 at Riverwalk Parks in Independence. Click here to purchase your craft brew zone tickets in advance.