The barn is bigger than us. There is a long running history (65 years) of dancing that people want to see continue. Since 1952, people have been learning how to swing dance and line dance at the barn. There have been many engagements and weddings, too. (There is a couple that had planned to get married in the barn in 2018, so we're also praying it comes together for them.) There are not many places today where kids drive to the middle of nowhere, put down their phones, and dance for hours at a time.
Why Your Help is Needed
Insurance is not enough on its own to rebuild. With your support, decades of dances at the barn can continue. If we can meet our goal, the project will begin in early 2018 and will be lead by Delon Cahoon (owner). Delon has 25 years of experience in construction of large buildings. (He worked for Olaf Anderson as a supervisor on many local buildings such as the Scheels Arena in Fargo, the Aerospace Center in Grand Forks, and the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.)
Once the shell of the building is complete, dances will resume and they will be able to work the rest of the barn in stages while dances continue.
Many bands have played at the barn over the years, but there are six core bands in recent times that have dedicated themselves to the patrons of Arthur's Barn. With your support, the patrons of the bands and the barn will be able to get back on the stage and the dance floor.
- Jacked Up
- October Road
- The Roosters
- Slama Bama
Sponsorship & Commemoration
There are four levels of sponsorship, all tied to the future building and commemoration of the barn. Premiere and Gold sponsors will meet with the barn owners and 3 local designers who have stepped in to help. The designers are owners of three local businesses (Mike Brevik of cyberdogzltd.com, Justin Nelson of signs4work.com, and Josh Humble of finuudesigns.com) and are on board to discuss the custom elements and dedication components. Silver Sponsors will own a "table" with their name engraved and will also be an exclusive sponsor of one of the 2018 dances. The Bronze Sponsors design will have a permanent place on the wall and the design will be developed once we have completed our campaign.
- Premiere Sponsor $20,000
- Gold Sponsors - $5,000
- Silver Sponsor - $2,500
- Bronze Sponsor - $500
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more on how you can help, you can call 701-499-5296 or email Tiffanie Honeyman at email@example.com