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Big Ed's Beach Bash
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About Big Ed’s Beach Bash

Spend a day at the beach… for a good cause!  Big Ed’s Beach Bash is an all-day fun-filled fundraising and awareness event that literally brings the beach to Iowa.  The event, held at Big Ed’s Firehouse in New Hampton, Iowa raised over $17,000 last year for the Alzheimer’s Association East Central Iowa Chapter.  At least 75% of proceeds raised from this high energy event will fund education, advocacy, research and support services through the Alzheimer's Association.

Big Ed’s Beach Bash includes entertaining activities such as a beach volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament, euchre tournament, wing eating contest, raffle, dunk tank, bingo, food and beer tents and live musical performances throughout the day.  The Beach Bash is a family-friendly event also featuring a bounce house, face painting, train rides, and balloon animals during the day.  Gather your friends and family for a day at the beach!

Save the date!

The 2nd annual Big Ed’s Beach Bash is set for Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Big Ed’s Firehouse located at 680 West Milwaukee Street in New Hampton, IA.   For more information contact Brian at 319-830-9849 or visit the Big Ed's Beach Bash page on Facebook.

2013 Beach Bash Timeline

9:00am    Beach Volleyball Registration (ends at 10:00am)
                Car Show Registration (ends at Noon)
                Wing Challenge Registration (ends at 3:00pm)
11:00am  Food & beer tents open
                Children's area opens (ends at 7:00pm)
                Bean Bag Tournament Begins
                Beach Volleyball Tournament Begins
1:00pm    Bingo Begins
2:00pm    Dunk Tank
3:00pm    Euchre Tournament (please sign up by 2:45pm)
                Car Show Awards
4:00pm    Big Ed's Wing Challenge
6:30pm    Championship Wing Challenge
8:00pm    Live performance by local band "Last Call"  


To pre-register for the volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament or wing eating challenge please visit Big Ed's Firehouse located at 680 West Milwaukee Street in New Hampton, IA or call 319-830-9849. Registration fee is due at the time of registration.  Registration frees are non-refundable.  Fees are as follows:
Volleyball Tournament - $30 per team
Bean Bag Tournament - $20 per team
Wing Challenge - $10 per person
Car Show - $15 per car

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Special thanks

The Alzheimer’s Association would like to thank all the members of the Beach Bash planning committee, with a special thank you to Brian and Teresa Laures, for organizing this successful and exciting event. 



Are you interested in getting more involved?  For more information on Beach Bash volunteer opportunities contact Big Ed’s Firehouse at 319-830-9849.

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