SARTELL -- Yehaww! Complete with pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, kettle chips and watermelon this year's What Would Bri Do 4th Annual Hillbilly Hoedown Memorial Fundraiser is a surefire way to spend your Saturday night.

The organization was founded in honor of Randy and Tami Kruzel's 18-year-old daughter BriAnna, who died from unknown causes. This year's fundraiser will go to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bri volunteered as a big sister and was awarded the 2013 Big Sister of the Year award. Tami says BBBS is in need of some facility improvements.

"They had someone come look through the building, their security system and phone system needs to be updated. So we're going to help with both of those things, and we're also going to help them fund some activity bins that go into that high school based program."

Any left over funds will help go toward paying off the Angel of Hope statue. The memorial statue was around $30,000, it sits along Lake Francis is Sartell.

Besides the pulled pork dinner, the event features a silent auction, booze pull and live music by WJON's Kelly Cordes.

The fundraiser is Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Grands at Mulligan's. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. You can get tickets on the WWBD website and at the Sartell City Hall.

Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON


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