Backus Community Center 900 5th Street, International Falls Minnesota
(218) 285-7225 | Email
Office Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

MISSION STATEMENT: “Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning”

Pennies for Play

Thank you to the Super Bowl Legacy Committee for $48,575 for the Pennies for Play Green Acres Park Project!

Pennies for Play
Thank you to the following locations who collected coins for the Pennies for Play project:
  • Ballan Furniture
  • Barajas Mexican Grill
  • Battalion Wholesale Distributing
  • Border Boxes
  • Borderland Jewelry / The Finery
  • Chocolate Moose Restaurant
  • City Drug
  • Dr Gary Potter’s Office
  • Gearhart Floral & Gifts
  • Hometown Hobby & Crafts
  • KGHS/KSDM Radio
  • Northern Lumber
  • Pick Me Flowers
  • Randy’s Discount Auto
  • Ronnings
  • Sandy’s Place
  • Sears
  • Small Town Tech
  • Sound North
  • Stride Fitness
  • Studio 53 Fabric & Gifts
  • Voyageur Restaurant
  • Wherley Motors
  • Waschke Family GM

Backus raised over $12,000 towards new equipment for Green Acres Park.  Contributions have included considerable amounts from Stewart's Super One Foods, Minnesota Vikings, Blandin Foundation, New Gold, Packaging Corporation of America, Wherley Motors, Frank Youso, individual contributions and coins collected in the community. Thank you!!

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Pennies for Play

The current equipment at Green Acres Park located at 6th Avenue East between 16th & 17th Streets, was originally installed in the late 80's or early 90's according to the City. Backus Community Center wants to help keep local playgrounds fun for kids, encouraging kids to get outside and play!

This project shows that as a community, we can all make a difference, even if it is just one penny at a time!

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Vikings Super One
A HUGE thank you Stewart's Super One Foods for your large contribution and the Minnesota Vkings for $2,000 towards our project!
Pennies for Play