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Nov. 28: 'Baby it's Cold Outside' Benefit Concert

Event is at Pub 500 in Mankato.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 11-14-2018

MANKATO, Minn. – Students from Dale Haefner’s concert production class at Minnesota State University, Mankato are sponsoring a food and clothing drive Wednesday, Nov 28 from 7:30-10 p.m. at Pub 500, 500 South Front Street, Mankato. The event also features four college musical artists from the University student-run label, MavHouse Records.

The “Baby It’s Cold Outside” concert is in support of those who are underprepared for the cold winter months. Winter clothing and food donations are especially valuable for people in need, and the students wish to bring warmth and happiness to the Mankato community through this concert. Donations of any non-perishable food items will support the Echo Food Shelf, and clothing donations will support the Mankato Salvation Army.

The Emergency Community Help Organization (ECHO) provides emergency food assistance to people in Blue Earth County and North Mankato. ECHO began in 1981 in a church basement and was intended for short-term food assistance to people in the Mankato area.

The Mankato Salvation Army assists area residents with a wide range of basic needs services, including a midday meal program. Help is provided to anyone in need without discrimination. In addition, a Salvation Army Store is open six days a week, and Salvation Army officers lead worship services every Sunday.

Musicians Matthew Ruff; Brandon and the Clubs; Alec John and the Sky Surfers; and Anastasia Ellis will each be performing their own original pieces along with a selection of holiday songs. All are welcome to enjoy music, food and fun together as the performers share the holiday spirit.

Donations of food or clothing will be exchanged for raffle tickets, which will be drawn throughout the evening for free prizes. Raffle ticket winners need to be present to win prizes.

Ticket exchange rates are as follows:

  • Clothing:
    • one Article = 1 Ticket
    • one Grocery Bag = 5 Tickets
    • one 13-gallon Garbage Bag = 10 Tickets
    • one 36-gallon Garbage Bag = 15 Tickets
  • Non-perishable Food Items
    • one Item = 1 Ticket

The Grand Prize drawing will take place at 10 p.m. The winning ticket holder must be present to win.

The concert is open to the general public and all ages are welcome. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to participate in our raffle for great prizes. For more information, contact Dale Haefner at 507-389-5549 or

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