Breakfast event to raise funds for Mediation Services

A “Morning With Meslow” breakfast event will be served 7-8 a.m. May 29 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 525 Jackson St., Anoka.

Presiding over the event is Tenth Judicial District Judge Douglas B. Meslow who will serve as keynote speaker.

Organizers hope the judge’s remarks will help people understand the need for services provided by Mediation Services for Anoka County, appreciate those services and help to fund them.

Since 1987, the nonprofit Mediation Services organization has provided conflict resolution services for people dealing with family and parenting disputes, crime victims looking for restorative justice, conflicting students in schools, landlords and tenants dealing with issues, feuding neighbors and more.

Organizers of the May 29 breakfast event state that “our goal is to expand our services to educate and train more people to help with seemingly ‘irresolvable’ conflicts.”

Sponsorship opportunities for the breakfast fundraiser range from $150 (table host) to $1,000 (gold sponsor).

Executive Director Dave Bartholomay described the way those funds can be used.

“Donations of any amount will help support our successful Peaceful Alternatives Class for youth, provide mediation services for low-income families, and support a new program to develop and distribute resources that educate the community on how to resolve conflicts at home, at work and in the community,” he said.

If unable to attend or sponsor the breakfast event, tax deductible donations can be made at

For those planning to attend Morning with Meslow, please RSVP by calling Mediation Services for Anoka County (763-422-8878) or visit

Sue Austreng is at [email protected]