Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund Receives BrewBQ Donation

The Independence BrewBQ has made our largest charity partner donation to date. The Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund received a $7,000 donation thanks to the support of our donor partners and the success of the 2017 Independence BrewBQ event. We would like to thank our volunteers for their hard work  and to those who joined us for what was a very memorable and fun day.

A portion of the donation came from the auction of a Fat Tire bicycle and a generous anonymous donor. “We were all honored to have known Jon Holland and work with him. He truly was a professional volunteer who cared deeply about our community,” said BrewBQ committee member Pete Gaumer. “The Fat Tire bicycle auction and an anonymous donor made it possible for us to gift our largest ever charity partner donation.” This donation will help to ensure that the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund is a success long-term and pay homage to Jon’s legacy.

BrewBQ bicycle

Bill Versluis (owner of Bill’s Pizza & Smokehouse) and Independence BrewBQ committee members (John Hougen, Jenny Yoder, Sara Sheeley, Terry Gaumer and Pete Gaumer. Not pictured Tim Westemeyer and Kathy Hulse.) pose with a Fat Tire bicycle which will be on display at the restaurant in Independence. Photo courtesy of Independence Bulletin Journal

The bicycle has found a permanent home at one of Jon’s favorite watering holes. Check it out at Bill’s Pizza & Smokehouse in Independence.

Donations for the Jon Holland Impact Indee Fund can be made with the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation. Click here for more information about the fund and how to make a donation.

New Belgium Limited Edition Cruiser Bicycle Up for Auction

Feast your eyes on this Limited Edition 2009 Cruiser from New Belgium.

The Fat Tire bike will be on display at Riverwalk Parks during the Independence BrewBQ on Saturday, August 26. Place a bid on site in our silent auction for your chance to take it home!

2009 Limited Edition New Belgium Bicycle

2009 Limited Edition Schwinn New Belgium Cruiser, 26″
Excellent condition. Has been used as a display model since production.
Includes rear rack. May need a minor tune up with chain tightening.

YOU be the judge! Be an official BBQ judge.

For the first time ever, the Independence BrewBQ is inviting YOU (yes YOU!) to participate in blind judging of our amazing food vendors!

We need 4 BBQ-loving individuals to help us determine this year’s winner for Best Brisket, Best Pulled Pork and Best Ribs.

Sampling will take place at Riverwalk Parks starting at Noon and should last until about 1pm.

Submit your information today!

We will contact our  judges Tuesday, August 22.