Boone County Big Give will open next Monday

Big Give has become a Boone County tradition, with well over $1.8 million raised and scores of nonprofit organizations and projects receiving the benefit of local philanthropy.
This ninth annual Big Give will begin Monday, Nov. 28, and continue through Sunday, Dec. 4.
The Big Give started in 2014 with 13 participating organizations.
This year, the list has grown to 30 participating organizations and projects.
Special Events All Week
In addition to the support for area organizations and projects, there will be special events in area communities during Big Give Week. These events are summarized below, and also listed in detail in an advertisement in this week’s Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune:
• Monday through Saturday, Nov. 28 – Dec. 3: Beaver Valley Senior Center, St. Edward, coffee and goodies daily, 8:30 to 11 a.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Boone County Historical Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., cookies and refreshments; see items to be placed in the time capsule for opening on the museum’s 100th anniversary.
• Tuesday, Nov. 29: Open house and weight room demonstration at the Boone County Fitness Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 30: Barbecue Rib Feed at St. Edward Community Center, 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by St. Edward Development Co. and St. Edward Public Library.
• Thursday, Dec. 1: Bake sale at the Albion KC Hall during the Holiday Light Parade, 6 p.m., hosted by Blessings in a Backpack.
• Friday, Dec. 2: Popcorn and beer at Hwy. 14 Brewery, 5 to 6 p.m., hosted by Boone County Health Center Foundation to provide information about the foundation’s work.
• Friday, Dec. 2: Big Give Wrap Party at Albion Country Club, 6 p.m., hosted by Boone County Foundation Fund.
• Friday, Dec. 2: Chili and cinnamon rolls at Primrose Community Center, 3 to 7 p.m. to catch up on local projects. Hosted by Village of Primrose and Primrose Rural Fire District.
• Saturday, Dec. 3: Meal at Petersburg Village Campus, 5 to 7 p.m. Demonstrations of pickle ball and the fitness center. Learn about all local projects.
• Sunday, Dec. 4: Taco Bar fundraiser at Cedar Rapids Legion Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about improvements at Sunset Cemetery.
Much more about the Big Give in the Nov. 23 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune and Petersburg Press, print and e-editions.