Membership is important!

By becoming a member of Backus Community Center, you will be supporting:    

Volunteerism: Volunteers live longer and are happier —  our volunteers are the backbone of what we do.

Help those in need, Community Café: Twice weekly meals served to those with  food insecurity.

Help distribute food, Ruby’s Pantry: Food distribution program open to everyone, keeps good food out of the landfills.

Help children, Summer Food Service Program: Free meals served Monday through Friday to  kids ages 1 to 18.

Help art flourish: Summer art week for kids and Prairie Fire Theatre help kids be creative.

Healthy living: Backus hosts free open gym for all ages, exercise class for adults and adult open volleyball —
we also house a Yoga studio with regular classes.

Community theater: Home to Borealis Bards Community Theatre Troupe, fun for all ages!

Youth athletics: Home to Bronco junior high basketball program.

Share community history: Almost everyone has a story to tell about attending school in the Backus building!

Preserve historic buildings: Backus Community Center was built in 1937 and would have been torn down had it not been for the dedicated group who saved it. Now it is a vibrant community center serving everyone in some way.

Live entertainment: Bringing world-class performances of all kinds to our remote community. Our artists have performed on Broadway and beyond! 

Community outreach: Dragon Boat Festival & Tug-of-War, Pennies for Play:   We’re more than just a building. We want to improve the community one event and project at a time.

Giving local businesses a place to call home:
Icebox Radio Theater Telling stories through the medium of sound

KCC-TV Public, education, government television

Northland Art Society Sharing a love of art

Dancin’ with Darcie Children’s dance classes

Every donation helps!

Backus Community Center graciously accepts donations and contributions. Whether you become a member or just give a donation, every dollar helps to keep Backus functioning as the heart of International Falls, where all things are possible! 

In 2015 Backus utility costs were $58,310 .... so every monetary amount is welcome to help run the building!

You can donate:

  • In person: stop by our office, Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Mail: Backus Community Center, 900 5th Street, International Falls MN 56649
  • Online: click the "Donate Now" button to donate via PayPal

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card


Membership Form (pdf)