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Our Med-City Crab Crack event is back!  It was great fun and such a success last year, lets make this year’s event even more successful. Last year’s second annual “SOLD OUT” event was loads of FUN netting over $41,000 for the Madonna Towers Main Resident Dining Room project upgrade. Simple donations are welcome by clicking on the "Contribute" button.  You will receive a donation receipt by email for your records.

Back by popular demand is our Crab Royalty event to raise funds in a fun way for everyone to participate whether you attend the event or not. Please take the time to review our Crab Royalty and vote for your favorite with a donation. 

All funds raised will be used towards upgrading and renovating the Madonna Towers Rochester Room.

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$22,722 Raised
$40,000 Goal
123 Contributors

Daryl Glassmaker Daryl Glassmaker I have lived in Byron for 46 years. I graduated from Byron in 1975 and have been married to my wife Renee for 36 years. We raised three wonderful daughters, all of which are living in the Byron area along with our five grandchildren. I enjoy spending time on the water with my family and watching them participate in local activities. I am currently the Mayor of Byron; my reason to run for Mayor was to keep Byron’s small-town appeal which has brought numerous families to the Byron area, along with the excellent school system. I have direct ties to Madonna Living Community as my parents were one of the early residents at Madonna Summit in Byron. I have been proudly promoting Madonna Summit in Byron for many months and I would be the perfect representative to wear the title of Royal Crab.

Item Goal$1,000
Still Needs$805
Already raised: $195

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Sunny Prabhakar Sunny PrabhakarSunny Prabhakar is the Founder/President of The Commission, the young professionals organization in Rochester, MN. Sunny was born and raised in Rochester, MN and is a Mayo High School graduate. He started The Commission to bring a sense of community to the younger demographic in Rochester. Through creating sustainable programs that focus on mentorship, relationships and development, The Commission has grown to accomplish incredible goals for the community. Sunny has been married to his wife, Indira, for 3 years. They currently have their first child due in November and a puppy that’s not quite so little anymore. Sunny enjoys being involved in the city and currently serves on the Rochester Civic Music board, the Rochester Downtown Alliance board, DMC – Heart of the City Community Action Committee, and the Planning and Zoning Commission. He also hosts many events throughout the year ranging from secret popup parties to networking events to Salute to the 4th – the Independence Day celebration for Rochester, MN. With his parents coming to Rochester from Sri Lanka, crabs were always a staple for special occasions in his house and there are not many who could rival his crab cracking and eating skills. Sunny knows the competition will be tough, but is hoping to put some youthful energy into the Crab Crack Royalty!

Item Goal$1,000
Still Needs$1,000
Already raised: $0

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Ardell Brede Ardell BredeArdell Brede is an Austin, Minnesota native and was elected mayor of Rochester, Minnesota in November 2002. He is serving his fourth 4-year term. Brede retired from Rochester Methodist Hospital/Mayo Clinic after a 43+ year career when elected. He has been active on many boards in Rochester serving in leadership positions on the United Way, RCTC Foundation, Affinity Credit Union, Rochester Quarterbacks Club, and Rochester Civic Music. Brede has also served as president of Bethel Lutheran Church and has been active in the church’s youth programs. He is a passionate supporter of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers, especially the Women’s Basketball and Hockey teams. Ardell is married to Judy (56 years) and together have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. With leading so many other groups, why not lead all the crabs by claiming the title as the Royal Crab!

Item Goal$1,000
Still Needs$1,000
Already raised: $0

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Christine Bakke Christine BakkeChristine Bakke is the new CEO/Administrator for Madonna Living Community. Christine is married to Jason Bakke and together they have two children, Kara (12) and Derick (11) and they own a farm in Central Minnesota. Christine has a 20 year career serving seniors in the state of Minnesota and is actively involved in the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Care Providers of Minnesota, and Leading Age of Minnesota. In her spare time, Christine enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, movies and of course, going to as many of her children's sporting events as possible. The welcome to the Rochester community has been amazing and being crowned the "Queen Crab" would be the highlight of her year. If crowned the "Queen", Christine will proudly wear her crown for resident town hall and staff meetings throughout the year, and maybe a few community events as well!

Item Goal$1,000
Still Needs$950
Already raised: $50

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