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    The Billing's Beer Garden..... Oh My!

    ....Moderator; is it possible to transfer post #12 (from a rally Chairperson) and higher, from the Beer Garden Wrap-Up Thread to a continuation under this title? They've dropped a bombshell that has quite the potential for comment. Thank You if so... and if unable, cancel this start-up.

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    I'll comment. You are making too much of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I'll comment. You are making too much of this.
    +1

    If the board and rally chairs have figured out how to make this work, then my only concern is that there's a nice stout and porter on tap.
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    Guess you'll just have to be a patron this time, Mike!

    Hope to see you in the eastern zone in '16.
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    Breathe deeply, Grasshopper ....

    Yes - it's true. But really, it's not a bad thing! The board decided several years ago that the MOA should not eliminate a potential rally site from consideration, if Beer-Garden sales might not be a part of the contract. These days, many of the bigger facilities have existing contracts with concessionaires. It seemed foolish to NOT consider a site, for this reason alone.

    SO: here is what I posted in the other thread:

    Billings Metrapark has a contract with the Breakfast Exchange Club for all beer sales. Everyone you see working in the Beer Garden will be local VOLUNTEERS, raising money for their local charities and social needs. I hope everyone at the rally supports them generously.

    From their WEB PAGE:

    The Breakfast Exchange Club, a Montana Not-for-Profit corporation, chartered by the National Exchange Club, commits its membership resources, in a collective and cohesive fashion, to creating a more sustainable community through:

    1. Support of social needs and problems, with a special emphasis on youth.

    It goes on from there, but you get the idea. These guys are great, and passionate for their cause. This is a winner for everyone
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    Cross posting this from the other thread:

    Beer sales prices are fixed to match what our guests have come to expect in our beer garden. Everything we have come to expect in our beer garden remains the same.
    This year, we have a primary OUTDOOR Beer Garden, with a secondary inside beer garden for people who might want to get out of the weather.

    Imagine yourself sitting here, enjoying your beer while you listen to the afternoon & evening entertainment.
    Z_outside entertainment.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    Cross posting this from the other thread:

    Beer sales prices are fixed to match what our guests have come to expect in our beer garden. Everything we have come to expect in our beer garden remains the same.
    This year, we have a primary OUTDOOR Beer Garden, with a secondary inside beer garden for people who might want to get out of the weather.

    Imagine yourself sitting here, enjoying your beer while you listen to the afternoon & evening entertainment.
    Z_outside entertainment.jpg

    Good idea Sue!

    I can imagine sitting there and enjoying entertainment.
    Can I buy you a beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI Sharon View Post
    Good idea Sue!

    I can imagine sitting there and enjoying entertainment.
    Can I buy you a beer?
    Why ... Yes. I believe you can.

    Hi Sharon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    These days, many of the bigger facilities have existing contracts with concessionaires. It seemed foolish to NOT consider a site, for this reason alone.
    Yeah, it did.

    Maybe now we can go to Barber Motorsports Park?











    Oh, and Pansy, as long as you're buying...

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    Oh, and Pansy, as long as you're buying... [/QUOTE]


    For you I am! Looks like the party is coming together nicely.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WI Sharon View Post
    For you I am! Looks like the party is coming together nicely.....
    Shotskis!


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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Shotskis!

    I've done Shotskis at multiple ski slops...never turns out good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasman View Post
    I've done Shotskis at multiple ski slops...never turns out good!
    Chuck sounds like you need more shotski experience to get better! I'm making GSGiant juice for the shots....

    This beer garden may just turn out to be one of my favorite fundraisers ever. No wrapping paper, candles, discount cards to buy - just buy some beers!
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    Thumbs up you know...

    .... I'm thinking this beer garden is qualifying as a federal tax deduction! What with it being a fundraiser, raising money for local charities and social needs through a Montana not-for-profit corporation and all. And not depending on patron tips toward the cause; using only the profits from the actual beer sales. Can I claim mileage expenses for the trip in my effort to support them generously? Now THAT would be a winner for all participants! I may just get receipts on Breakfast Exchange Club letterhead and give it go .... sure would be a refreshing write-off!

    "travel'n" john

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