Dan’s had some health setbacks of late that drew several of us together to organize a fundraiser for him. Please mark the date of January 25 and spread the word. We’ll be gathering at the Grand to honor and support our friend whose done so much to support Northfield over the years. There is no admission charge, but a silent auction, a live auction, and “donations” of storytelling at the microphone will bring in money to make his life easier this coming year.
Please consider giving an auction item — anything from merchandise to creative dinner offers to tickets for games or entertainment venues, gift certificates, to whatever you can think of — as well as bidding on and buying an auction item that evening. Susy Immel is the contact for auction items; she can take them right now or right up to the last minute: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wasn’t able to attend the Ramble on September 29th but at about 9 pm, I got this email from Northfielder Ben Witt, proprietor of Milltown Cycles in Faribault and a big supporter of RBNC:
Griff, it is my pleasure to represent River Bend and inform you that you’ve won the River Bend Raffle, claiming a $2000 prize! Taxes will be withheld from that amount, and Barbara will inform you of the specifics. Congrats sir, and thanks for supporting River Bend!
Cool. Playing bingo at DJJD is about the extent of my gambling habit and I think I won $15 at it once.
By the time I picked up my check yesterday from RBNC Executive Director Barbara Caldwell, I’d already purchased a pump/jump park bike with my winnings. I then promptly went downtown Faribault to Milltown Cycles to purchase some wool socks for mountain biking. Local bike shops are likely to see a little more of the winnings circulating through their stores but the bulk of it is going towards a little home improvement project that Robbie has been eager to finish.
Goods for Good is a community rummage sale event to raise money for various charities (chosen by each site host) that let’s anyone be a philanthropist. Sale hosts can convert unwanted household items into cash for their favorite cause without impacting their regular budget and non-profit organizations (clubs, schools, churches, etc…) can focus on their fundraising without worrying about the event promotion.
I loaded up on pancakes and sausages this morning at the Northfield Volleyball Club‘s fundraiser pancake breakfast at the Eagle’s/Legion Club on Water St. They’re serving till 12:30 pm. Adult tickets are $5.00 and youth (10 and under) are $3.00.