Join us for the 9th Annual Brodhead Night Out! Our event is at the Brodhead High School, 2501 W 5th Ave., on Tuesday, August 8th, from 5 pm-8 pm. You will see many familiar faces, along with some new ones, as this event continues to grow each year! This FREE Night Out is a community-wide event to heighten awareness of crime, drug, and prevention efforts and to encourage community participation. If you have any questions, find us on Facebook or Instagram or by emailing us at email@example.com, and we’ll respond as soon as we are able.
scavenger hunt Participate in the National Prevention Week Scavenger Hunt
for a chance to win a $200 Visa gift card!
Better Brodhead, in collaboration with seven businesses in Brodhead, has set up a scavenger hunt that will start on May 10th at 9am and run until May 16th at 5pm. This event is free.
Each of the seven businesses will have a poster in their storefront window. The poster will have the Better Brodhead logo and a drug prevention message.
The poster will also have a riddle. Solve the riddle and go into the store. Tell the store clerk the correct answer to the riddle, and they will give you a card with a QR code on it. The QR code will tell you what business to go to next. Each business will have a poster with a different riddle on it. Solve the riddle, and the store clerk in the business will give you a card.
You should end up with 7 cards after the seventh business. For the correct answer, the seventh business will give you a treat (for the first 50 people), and the card that they give you will have the QR code that leads you to a form to fill out for the $200 drawing.
Enjoy the hunt!
The starting location for the first poster is Foster’s Gaming.
One lucky winner will be drawn for the $200 Visa gift card.
The drawing will take place on May 17th and the winner will be announced in the newspapers on May 24th.
The coalition board meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. The meeting is held at the Better Brodhead office at 5:15 pm and typically lasts for 1 hour. There is a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.
Better Brodhead is part of a community committee that is attempting to map out all the associations within Brodhead and the surrounding area. An association is defined as a group of people volunteering their time for a specific purpose or a group of people who get together to play cards or quilt. Associations are an untapped resource within all communities and our hope is that we can connect community members with associations as well as resources that are available but aren’t utilized as they could be.
Better Brodhead was invited to have a display during the November Parent Teacher conferences at Brodhead Middle School. Around 35 parents and students stopped by our display. The vape cart displays the dangers of the chemicals in a vape. The meth display is meant to educate the community on the dangers of the “one-pot method” of manufacturing meth amphetamines. Thank you Brodhead Middle School for your continued support and partnership!
Red Ribbon Week at Albrecht Elementary school was a huge success. We are proud to continue this partnership and bring a week of substance use and bullying prevention to our elementary students. A big thank you also goes out to Brodhead Y2Y, Brodhead Police Department and Green County Sheriff’s Office for participating in the week of events!
Join us for our 6th annual Brodhead Night Out on Tuesday, August 13th (rain date August 14th) from 5pm-8pm at Jaycee Park!! There will be free hot dogs provided by the Brodhead Lions and Optimists along with plenty of family fun activities!
Reality Maze is a yearly event at the Brodhead Middle School for the 8th Grade students. Thanks to our community partners and volunteers it was a huge success. These scenarios teach the youth the consequences to their actions and choices.
Better Brodhead partnered with the Multicultural Outreach Program to organize the First Children’s Day Celebration in Green County. Children were the focus of the day! We celebrated with a parade, Beloit Even Start Dancers, face painting, photo booth, kindness rocks, flag making and pinatas. Hopefully this is the first of many more multicultural events in our community!