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Screw hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of a Norseman. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is back with a week full of activities to get you out of the house for some outdoor winter games and good cheer. Join us on the tundra of North Liberty January 28 through February 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Many businesses in North Liberty have joined the fun too, and have prepared a full list of affiliated events to enjoy throughout the week.

Beat the Bitter is organized by the North Liberty Betterment Group, a 501(c)(3) organization, and about a dozen local residents. Contact the organizers at beatthebitternl@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering? We would love your help and will have volunteer opportunities available on this website in December. Drop us an email to let us know you are interested and we will make sure you are the first to know our needs.

We are thrilled to be partnering with JCI Johnson County on Beat the Bitter. The local chapter’s passion for service has created events such as Field of Screams, Relay for Life Concessions, and UIHC Children’s Hospital Holiday Party and has supported events like North Liberty Blues & BBQ, Trek for the School 5K, and North Liberty Porchfest. Looking to get involved with your community while building your leadership skills and networking? Consider becoming a member of this growing chapter in Johnson County. Visit their website for more information.

Beat the Bitter is also made possible by local businesses including Adam Schechinger State Farm, GEICO, Hills Bank & Trust Company, Scheels, Black Diamond Limousine, the City of North Liberty, Yelp, Z102.9, and Oh Snap Red Carpet Photo Booth.

The 2018 Beat the Bitter planning committee: Allison Bates, Amy Overbey, Anne Agurrie, Anne Adam, Annie Pollock, Brandon Kuehl, Kelsey Wilson, Reid Wilson, Laci Lower, Leighton Smith, Matt Meseck, Melanie Harrison, Nikki Schaul, Shelly Simpson, Tara Ellison, Nick Bergus and Jillian Miller.