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Gospel Concert Time

Winter brings us Winter Fest and Winter Fest brings us the RBC Winter Fest Gospel concert. The first year we had unintentionally picked the super bowl, last year we had Valentines day this year I think we are clear…

We have a great lineup this year. Becky Schleagel and Heath Loy will be performing again. the world renowned “Cabin Fever Bluegrass band” will be there, most of “The Nodding Wild Onions” the “Rochester Flute Quartet” we may have “Brass Etc” and the “Armor of God” choir. and Kimberly Collins.

The show will be at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church again, same as last year, the concert is free but we will take a free will offering. We have an Eventbrite site for this show where you can make a donation and all the money will go to RBC. and the site will have all the info needed for the show.

The show is Feb 12th from 6:00 till 8:00, hope to see you there.





Bacon Fest

Basically there are two types of people in this world, those that like bacon and those that do not. At the RBC house we like bacon, well all but Diego, he is a vegetarian.Any way, RBC has been given the opportunity to host Bacon Fest as part of this years Winter Fest 2017, a task we are not taking lightly. This is a really fun event if you love bacon, if not I’m sure there is a “tofu”, or “broccoli” fest out there some where, just not here. We want no confusion, this is called Baconfest” for a reason. You will have the opportunity to eat more bacon than your body will allow. They put bacon in, and on, everything. We will have all sorts of bacon inspired culinary creations and I have heard that there will be a bacon flavored Bloody Mary at the cash bar. If like me, you do not consume adult beverages, I am sure they will make one without the alcohol. If you have been to Baconfest in the past, you know you will not want to miss this, if you have never been you will want to start a tradition. This very well could be a life changing event for you.

Bacon Fest is February 2nd starting at 5:30 PM at the  Canadian Honker Events Center at the Kahler Apache.

You don’t  want to miss this, If you do you had better be dead, or in jail, and if your in jail you’d better break out!

Get tickets here


It is time again for the RBC Zombie Stagger 5K.  A “not so serious” run,  stagger, crawl or just sit and watch the fun kind of race. we will have a start and a finish. but most of all it is what a race is supposed to be fun.

The race is on Saturday October 15th Registration will start at 3:00 PM and the race will start at 4:00. Come dressed as a zombie, a zombie hunter, or you can be one of the rabble of unsuspecting masses.

Please come and enjoy the day and help support RBC.

If you want a shirt, you will need to preregister on our eventbrite site. You will be able to register the day of the race but you will not get a shirt.

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Diego runs CC Meet in Winona

All of our scholars are expected to participate in extracurricular activities, Diego is doing Cross Country this quarter. This weekend Diego ran the Jim Film Invitational meet in Winona, a brutal race in the bluffs by the Mississippi river. he did well…he finished, with the help of his team cheering him on. I snapped one photo at the 1 mile mark, and one at the finish line. Great job Diego!

Our latest Graduate

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Thomas Trahan RBC 2016 graduate

Thomas Trahan came to Rochester to take advantage of the Rochester Better Chance opportunity, four years ago at age 14. He returns to Houston Texas, a young man of 18, Taking with him life long friendships and strong educational skills.

Read his story in the Rochester Post Bulletin article.

Summertime, and the living’s easy…

Summertime, and the living’s easy, Pizza’s cooking, and the bands are playing fine. Well that’s not the way it was written.

OK it’s time to have our summer, winter-fest concert. Once again, some of the folks that played at our RBC Winter-fest Gospel Concert decided to have a summer concert. We will be at Squash Blossom Farm again. If you have been in years past you will know it is a great time. Roger and Susan will have the wood fired pizza going and the music will be flowing. It is a great family friendly place to spend a Sunday afternoon. There is no charge, but we will be passing the hat, and all the proceeds will go to RBC. If you want pizza I would suggest ordering ahead, because they go fast.

Here is the link to Pre Order Pizza I had one last Sunday and they are great! Very gourmet. I had the “Greek” but Roger had the “Fancy Smancy” which looked great. I will try that next time. These are not large pizzas. 2 people could split one, it will not feed a large family but they are made with fresh ingredients and really good.

WinterFest 2016 RBC Gospel Concert

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It is time for the RBC WinterFest Gospel Concert.

Once again its time for Rochester WinterFest and we are having our Gospel Concert again. This year the show is Sunday night February 14th starting at 6:00 at a new location, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Once again, we will have an eclectic mix of performers.

The cost  of admission is free but we will be taking a freewill offering.  Please come support RBC and have a great time.

We will have CDs of last years show for sale.