Skills Therapy
Metro Friendship
Helping Kids Fit In and Shine providing scholarships
          for social skills education

You're Invited to

  Taste of the Lakes
Friday, Sept. 25 6-10 PM
at BayView Event Center, Excelsior, MN


Bring your friends and family--
join us for a casual night of fun
with delicious food and beverages provided by local restaurants!
A silent auction featuring jewelry from
Eagles Rock Jewelry and many wonderful donations from these
community members:  2nd Swing, 6 Smith, Adogo Pet Hotel, All Over Media, Animal Adventure, Bayview Event Center,
Tim and Kay Brandow, Brave New Workshop, Michael Byrne, Clear Channel, Economically Correct Furniture, Helen Eslinger, Jeri Espeseth, Excelsior Brewing, Excelsior Nails & Day Spa, Excelsior Paint & Design, Grace Filek, Granite City, Lane Guyot, Hollywood Fashion Secrets, Ike's, International Cigars, Debra Jensen, Lifetime Chiropractic, Loffler, Lunds & Byerly's, Maison/My European Treasure, Manny's Steakhouse, MN Timberwolves, MN Vikings, MN Wild, Mystic Lake, Narrows Saloon, Noah's Ark, Old Log Theater, Peterson's Porkchops on a Stick, Phillips/Johnson Brothers Liquor, Plekkenpol Builders, Primp, R & R Distributors, Michael Sala, Scott & Debra Schipper, Serendipity Accessories, South Lake Cycle, Truffle Hill, University of Colorado, Wells Blue Bunny, Wildfire, Wirtz Beverage, and Yumi's!

Buy Tickets Here - Make sure to select Benefiting Metro Friendship Foundation

Previous Events 

The 2015 Ice Breaker Social "Tickets to Paradise"

Emcee:  Bobby "The Voice" Edmundson
Award Recipients:  Individual - Lucy Porth, Professional - Dr. Barbara Luskin

Taste of the Lakes - Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

The Taste of the Lakes was amazing! A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us and for Bayview Event Center for hosting and donating Charter Cruises, MinnWest Bank, Festivities, West Metro Learning Connections, The Autism Society of MN, Sun Sailor and Lakeshore Weekly News for sponsoring the event! The food was delicious thanks to Victoria House, Cuzzy's, The Suburban, Bayside Grill, Joey Nova's, Maynards, Big Bowl, Cafe Strada and Paradise Charter Cruises. Many thanks to Party Crashers for the celebrity look alike guests as well Dave Burkart with amazing music! Leah and Lucy you touched our hearts with your amazing story! It was so fun and the best part is, we raised money for kids with Autism!

The 2014 Ice Breaker Social was a "Black and White Masquerade."

Emcee: O'Neal Hampton AKA 2010 Biggest Loser;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Blake Sawyer, Professional - Sandy Curry

See photos on FaceBook

The 2013 Ice Breaker Social presented "The Golden Age of Hollywood...A Red Carpet Affair."

Emcee:  Tim Sherno of KSTP;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Julian Gallaty, Professional - Deb Marston;
Silent Auction; Opportunity Drawing for a stay on the island of Kauai;
Music performed by Chrystal Odin and the Le Cirque Rouge House Band

The 2012 Ice Breaker Social cruised through the early 1900's!

Emcee:  Tim Sherno of KSTP; Special Guest:  Tamara-Jett,
Ms. Midwest World International 2012; Guest Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Reeve;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Jacob Beno, Professional - Lori Fildes;
Silent Auction; Wine Wall; Heads or Tails Game;
Jazz music performed by Chrystal Odin and the Le Cirque Rouge House Band

Program Video


The 2011 Ice Breaker Social was a swanky event!

     Dancing to the music of Davina and the Vagabonds
and Instant Request DJ's.


The 2010 Ice Breaker Social was another fantastic event!

   Emcee:  John Sweeney of the Brave New Workshop
     and dancing to the music of Revolver and the Secret Agents

The 2009 Ice Breaker Social was a touching event!

   Emcee:  Angela Davis of WCCO
     and singing by Natalie Davis and Esera Tualo

Ongoing Fundraiser

Help raise money for scholarships by signing up to be a tester at Food Perspectives.
Register at

MFF will receive $10 each time you take part in a taste test. You will also receive a check for $25 in the mail. You can also sign that over to MFF.

Feel free to recruit family and friends. The more people recruited the more money we can raise for scholarships.

You can donate directly to MFF by sending a check to:

Metro Friendship Foundation
14111 Garden View Ct.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Other Fundraisers

MFF holds other fundraising activities. Some of these include grocery bagging, wine tasting parties, a garage sale, and Lillian's Diva Night. Check this space for times and locations.

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