The Free2B! sixth annual Taste of Blaine at the National Sports Center in Blaine, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 was a huge success. Over a 1,000 people enjoyed the food from 36 different restaurants. The funds received from this event benefited Free2B! and went a long way to help with the cost of car repairs for low income residents in Anoka County. Free2B! is a nonprofit 501 C 3 agency that accepts donated cars, repairs them, and then donates them to eligible Anoka County residents to help them achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. The Free2B! Car Care Program includes components of repair or provides initial transportation for individuals in need.
The Taste of Blaine sponsors were: Abra Auto Body, Ronald A. Bradley, Central Bank, Community Pride Bank, Connexus Energy, Cub Foods (Blaine), Customgraphix, ECM, William A. Erhart, Financial One Credit Union, Laborers Union Local #563, M & I Bank, Mercy/Unity Hospital Foundation, Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Nationwide Insurance, North Star Towing, Print Central, Rasmussen College, Sannerud, Savarese, & Associates P.A., Signs Now, Sysco, Thrivent Financial, Tidbits, and Ward & Co. Ltd.