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 The Latest POPS News 

 Watch this page for the latest news about the POPS committee and its activity. 

POPS Update - January 17, 2023

Our fundraising status banner is up downtown. It is on the wall adjacent to the new park.  This is a great addition to our efforts.  Thanks to Eddie Shimota for getting this done.

The POPS fundraising committee has released the fundraising proposal for the POPS project.  Click here to view the proposal.

We will start running weekly radio spots on KCHK Radio.  KCHK is a Bronze sponsor of POPS through this trade for radio spots and quarterly interviews about POPS with community leaders on the building effort.

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POPS POST Volume 1 Number 1

December 2022

POPS Post is the newsletter of the Praha Outdoor Performance Stage (POPS) Committee of the New Prague Area Arts Council.

Our plan is for this to be a monthly newsletter used to keep the public up to date on what's going on with our effort to raise $1 million to build an outdoor performance facility in New Prague.

This first issue talks about our plans and our committee structure.  it gives a brief description of each of the sub-committees and their current status.  Our financial goals and the three potential sites that have been identified are also discussed.

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POPS Donation Reaches $180,000 in pledges with MinnWest Bank contribution

The Praha Outdoor Performance Stage (POPS) Committee of the New Prague Area Arts Council, which announced its building effort recently for New Prague, has received a $75,000 pledge from MinnWest Bank—New Prague. Pictured here are, from left, Tyler Denn, branch sales manager; Den Gardner, chair, POPS Committee; James Eriksrud, market president; and Shannon Brusseau, POPS Fundraising Subcommittee chair. The POPS Committee is working to raise $1 million and are 18% of the way there, with pledged contributions of $180,000 thus far. And 20 other businesses, individuals and community organizations have committed to a donation, the amount to-be-determined.

Beer & Bars kickoff event at Giesenbrau

October 22, 2022

Here are some pictures from the event.

Beer and Bars event announced

The Praha Outdoor Performance Stage (POPS) Committee of the New Prague Area Arts Council reminds those interested in supporting the arts that the kick-off event for the effort to build an outdoor performance facility in New Prague is Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Giesenbrau Bier Co. “It’s Time” is the theme of this project.

The free “Beers and Bars” open house gathering will give folks an opportunity to get an update on the effort to raise $1 million in the next two-three years to build the facility. There is no formal program, although updated printed information will be available, along with a power point that will provide an update on the project that will run continuously in one section of the reception room. Come for 30 minutes or two hours and enjoy donated desserts, a beer or other refreshments.

For more information, contact Den Gardner at:; or phone 612/325-3981.

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