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On Jan. 25, Rob Schanilec wants you to step out for Mr. Northfield, Dan Freeman

Rob SchanilecDan Freeman benefit posterDan Freeman

Rob Schanilec (By All Means Graphics) stopped by my office at the Spur last week with a copy of the January Entertainment Guide. He showed me his full-page ad on page 23 for the Jan. 25 fundraiser at the Grand Event Center that he’s helping to organize. The text from the Guide’s calendar:

A tribute to and fundraiser for Danny Freeman, aka Mr. Northfield. Silent and live auction, raffle, toast-and-roast and, of course, a lot of fun and hijinx – we are talking about Danny, after all.

I blogged about Dan’s health problems back in October. Rob wrote in his email:

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: susyimmel@charter.net.

Gambling at River Bend Nature Center pays dividends

Mountain bike meeting at River Bend Nature Center31st Annual Ramble - RBNC Raffle tickets - 31st Annual Ramble - RBNC 
I’ve been to several mountain bike-related meetings at River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) this year since I blogged about the first one back in April. I bought a RBNC family membership at that meeting, and then, at a meeting in September, I bought two raffle tickets for the 31st Annual Ramble, RBNC’s annual fundraiser wingding.

Milltown Cycles proprietor Ben Witt at RBNC RBNC Executive Director Barbara Caldwell and Griff Wigley pump/jump park bike Buying wool socks at Milltown Cycles 
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.

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is one of 15 sites for the Great Northfield Rummage Raid for Charity

5th Bridge is having their annual Goods for Good garage sale today and tomorrow.

goods-logoGoods 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.

Prairie's Edge Humane Society rummage sale Prairie's Edge Humane Society rummage sale PEHS staffers

Among the 15 sites participating: Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. See that book Sandy Vesledahl is holding? No barnyard jokes, please.

To India and Back: Tickets on sale now for Rotary’s Youth Exchange fundraiser

James Grabau To India and Back 2012 
Northfield Rotarian James Grabau stopped by my corner office at GBM earlier this week to show me the poster (PDF) for the Northfield Rotary Youth Exchange fundraiser “To India and Back” on February 25 at the Northfield Middle School. Tickets go fast for this event. You can order them now online. Got questions? Email Clarice Grabau.