“Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls,
where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and life-long learning”

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Pennies for Play

Community Picnic!

  • Monday, August 31 @ 5:00 pm
  • Green Acres Park - 6th Avenue East & 17th Street
  • Free hot dogs, chips & lemonade courtesy of Backus & Freedom Downtown
  • Served by Backus & 2015 Blandin Community Leadership Cohort
  • All donations will go towards new playground equipment at this park
  • We currently have over $6,000 towards $30,000 for new equipment!

Backus invited a number of our stakeholders to respond to the question of “how Backus Community Center is making a difference in our community or in their lives.” 

Click here for responses.


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