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Bridges of Hope hosts Building Bridges event

Bridges of Hope hosts Building Bridges event

Bridges of Hope is a nonprofit organization in the Brainerd area that connects families in need to the resources available to assist them. The organization recently announced its second annual Building Bridges Event in conjunction with Brainerd School District fifth-grade students and teachers.

Students at Forestview Middle School will build bridges from Popsicle sticks in January as part of their curriculum. Area sponsors from construction and design firms will donate their time to assist students in designing and building their bridges.

A preliminary contest will narrow finalists to about 40 bridges, which will go on to compete for prizes in the final contest held on Jan. 27 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Last year’s strength winner held 93 pounds. The event is scheduled for 5-7:30 p.m. and will include concessions and activities for children.

Event sponsors for the Bridges of Hope contest include Arrowwood Lodge, Boomer Pizza, Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, Carlson Hardware of Nisswa, Cherry Berry, Clow Stamping, College of St. Scholastica, Culligan, Holden Electric, Insty Prints, Nor-Son, Northway Construction, Reicherts, SEH, Teehive, Widseth-Smith-Nolting, and Winners Trophy & Engraving.

Bridges of Hope invites the community to Forestview to experience the contest and learn more about their community mission. The admission fee is just $2 per person; children age 5 and under are free. Proceeds offset the cost of supplies for the contest and help to support the programming offered through Bridges of Hope.

Bridges of Hope has been serving the Lakes Area since 2002.

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