Faces of Winona

Benevolence & Blues

The Winona Health Foundation invites community members to the annual ‘Benevolence & Blues’ Friday, January 27 at Visions Event Center at Signatures, 22852 County Road 17 in Winona. “Benevolence and Blues has become our annual event to celebrate generosity, blues music and delicious barbeque,” said Betsy Midthun, Winona Health vice president of Community Engagement. “It’s really an uplifting event.” “It’s a come-as-you’re-comfortable event,” says Midthun. “We encourage people to wear their favorite blues—whether it’s blue jeans, a blue dress, blue scrubs or blue suede shoes.” Enjoy BBQ pork ribs, fried catfish fingers with tartar and hush puppies, cooked green beans with bacon and onions, sweet potato fingerlings, baked macaroni and cheese, cheddar biscuits, coleslaw, bread and butter pickles, and sweet biscuit strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. Entertainment includes music by the Burke Band, featuring a special appearance by Kathleen Lanik, vice president of Quality and Safety at Winona Health. Tickets are $35 per person or $25 per person if you reserve a table for eight. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres, blues music and a cash bar followed by short stories of generosity and more musical entertainment to round out the evening.  Reservations will be accepted through Friday, January 20. RSVP by sending a check payable to the Winona Health Foundation, to: Winona Health Foundation, 855 Mankato Ave., Winona, MN 55987. Please include the names of those attending. If you have questions, call 507.457.4394.


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