Bruegala 2015 Press Release


From the library of the Baron; which smells, oddly, of baseball glove oil.

My Honorable Bruegalites,

My Mischief Makers have been toying and teasing you with mentions of Big Revelations coming soon. I asked them not to, but they tend to do whatever brings a smile to their faces. Please don’t blame me for any inner turmoil that they may have caused you. However, I do say, the news I am here to announce is, in a word, PHENOMENAL.

Due to the continued support of you, my dear Bruegalonians, we need to expand our operations. I am here to publicly proclaim that the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees are going to be moving Bruegala to the Corn Crib in Normal! We have been working tirelessly with the Illinois Corn Farmers and the Corn Belters to analyze multiple layouts of their facilities (the possibilities make me giddy); to take thermal imagery of their ice machines (a chilly sub-0 degrees Celsius); and my minions have gone so far as to test their field soil (its still Astroturf).

We look forward to a great relationship with the Corncrib and this exciting new venue! Bruegala will be held on August 28-29th. In the coming days, we will be releasing more information, including band line-ups, food vendors, special events, and so much more! Make sure to check our media outlets for more information!

Information in brief (not in briefs, that would just be awkward),

WHO: Bruegala XVI
WHAT: Charity Beer and wine tasting
WHERE: the Corn Crib – 1000 W Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761
Dates: August 28-29

General Summary:

Bruegala is a charity beer and wine festival run by the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. The 16th annual Bruegala will be held on Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 at the Corn Crib. The event currently offers over 300 beers, 50 wines, multiple food vendors, and music throughout the two-day event. In the past 4 years, more than 16,000 people have attended Bruegala and the event has raised over $160,000 for local charities. This money directly impacts the citizens of Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.

Contact information:
[email protected] ** **

Late April/May update


Late April/May Events

To see this on a calendar, check it out on Google Calendar, HERE

4/18 – Bruegala marketing/Helping out at the Peoria Beerfest!

– planning on carpooling from Bloomington at 1pm, returning around 9. We only ask that you ‘work’ from 4:30-7… the rest of the time, have fun!

5/1-3 – Illinois Jaycees General Assembly
– Get professional trainings, participate in awards ceremonies and attend the Top Outstanding Young Person Awards. We currently have 9 people attending, contact Seth ([email protected]) if you would like to join us. more information can be found at

5/6 – Board Meeting – 7pm

5/13 – General Meeting – 7pm at Anju Above.
– Join us to get updates on upcoming projects, find your passion and get ideas for your own project, and expand your personal/professional network! Happy hour to follow

5/16 – Storage Unit clean – 12pm – RP Storage in Heyworth
– We have plenty of stuff that we need to sort through, take stock of, and organize… and we need help! Join us at the storage unit to show off your ability to stack and file, not to mention pick up some carpentry skills while you’re at it!
– Social/cookout at the Romagold’s to follow. More information soon.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt


We love our animals and want to give back to the community!  The BN Jaycees are throwing a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt on March 28th from 2-5 at Maxwell Park in Normal.  There will be chances to adopt pets, organic dog treats, some awesome eggs to find, and a chance to have your dog’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Its only $5 a dog for the egg hunt and $5 for a picture – Proceeds will be going to HSCI, Wishbone, and Cisar

if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

March Madness – list of upcoming events!

Welcome to March, where we are getting our first taste of Spring.  To be honest, I didn’t realize how much stuff we had coming up, but let me assure you, We have plenty!
Get involved, active, and show us what your passion is all about!
Here’s a list of our upcoming events:


3/11 – 7pm – General Meeting at Anju Above.
— discussions about upcoming events, project statuses, and general information.


3/14 – 12:01pm – St. Paddy’s day parade (participants)
— The Sharin’ of the Green parade.  Come to Uptown normal and join us for throwing candy and waving for all of the folks.  One of the better parades in town, and its only 6 blocks!  Oh, and we meet up at Lunkers after for a beverage and food.  More information can be requested from Megan – [email protected]


3/18 – 6:30pm – Avanti’s restaurant night
— Still getting all of the details on this together, but basically, if you order avanti’s at all on the 18th and mention the jc’s, we get a portion of the proceeds.


3/20 – 5:30 pm – Peoria General Meeting


3/21 – 1pmTrivia Day at the VFW!


3/25 – 7pm – New Member Orientation


3/28 – Doggie Easter Egg Hunt


3/28 – 9:30pm – Princeton Brew and View
— Bring your favorite brew and join the Princeton Jaycees for a night at the theater! $10 admission includes movie (yet to be determined), popcorn, and fountain drink. BYOB to enjoy with the movie. Doors will open for us at 9:30. Movie to start by 10. The Princeton JC’s also offered to help with sleeping arrangements, if anyone doesn’t want to drive home afterwards.


4/8 – 7pm – General Meeting
—  Come find out more about the Jaycees at Anju Above.


4/11 – 11ish – Wheelchair Basketball concessions


4/12 – noon – Tulip 5k

Tulip 5k information is Up!

Tulip 5K


The Bloomington-Normal Jaycee’s yearly 5k is on April 12, 2015 at 1pm

You can helpfight Pancreatic cancer by running/walking in our 5k!

The proceeds from this event will be donated to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

For more information and to signup, go HERE