2021 Fishing Derby! Reserve a Boat!

Want a day out on Lake Michigan? Who wouldn’t! The 2021 Gavers fishing derby is here! 10 boats for up to 6 people each. Schedule time off to go fishing on June 7th. Awesome time for family/friends, or something different for clients or co-workers. While one boat wins all the glory and trophy for the … Continued

Appreciation + shout outs!

Over 20 years we’ve had so many wonderful supporters. Click here for the 2019 list of sponsors and underwriters. The Never Be Defeated awards was originated by Gavers Community Cancer Foundation president Steve Gavers and made its debut at Barndance 2001. In recent years, it has become customary for Steve to honor two or three … Continued

Ways to Give Beyond Barndance

Over $470,000 was raised under the Big Tent at the 2019 event. We appreciate the support. The efforts are making a difference in the fight against cancer. We can DO MORE and strive to build awareness while supporting treatment and research. Annually, Barndance raises much needed funds to benefit organizations such as Family Health Partnership … Continued

Turning 20- a Grand Slam!

Thank you to the almost 2500 people who attended the 20th anniversary on July 20th 2019! The event had great music, great food and raised over $470,000 for a great cause! The live auction was exciting with 22 packages selling for over $130,000! Many thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, supporters and friends that make … Continued

Become a Sponsor!

It takes the support of many people and businesses to promote our cause, generate cancer awareness in our community and encourage researchers to never tire in their quest for a cure. We are also grateful to our sponsors, large and small, who generously provide many of the goods and services needed throughout the year. Would … Continued

Bucket Raffle Items + Donations

Raffle items needed! Can you curate an amazing basket? Do you own a business that can contribute? Can you gather a group of friends to put something together? Contact raffle chair Diane Messman at (815) 382-1580 or dyza10@aol.com with your donations! Our Raffles are always stellar because of the generosity and creativity from our donors! … Continued

Volunteer + Final Volunteer Gathering on 7/15

Volunteers are needed to help with the success of Barndance 2019. Whether you can give one hour or four, we’ll put you to work. To get a more detailed description, call Sue Pearson or the chairman listed on the volunteer page. The final volunteer meeting is on Monday, July 15th at 7pm at Stage Left … Continued

Buy 3 Tickets Get 1 Free Deal

Now thru July 11th, Save $50 when buying 4 tickets. Barndance is better with friends. This deal offers 4 tickets from the price of 3. Take advantage of the deal for groups of 4, 8, 12… Purchase Tickets online or at any American Community Bank Location. https://gavers.org/tickets/