Thanks community for support of Someplace Safe fundraising event

From Donna Ortendahl, Crime Victim Advocate, Someplace Safe Pope County Advocacy Office 

On behalf of Someplace Safe, I would like to say, “Thank You” to the community for the support of Someplace Safe’s fundraiser, “Second Annual Community Night Out: Featuring Comedian John DeBoer” on Friday, May 11, 2018. Your support, contributions, and volunteerism made it all possible.

A special thank you goes to the following sponsors:

Tom’s Market, Villard Fire Department, Tom Kraemer, Inc., Simonson Lumber, CliftonLarsonAllen, MaxBat Inc., Hilltop Lumber Company, Inc., Eagle Bank, DyCast Specialties Corp., Glenwood A & W Restaurant, Marthaler Chevrolet of Glenwood, Glacial Ridge Health System, Glenwood Fire Department, Glenwood State Bank, The Klick Foundation, DairyVisor, Inc., Pope County Tribune,  FAST Global Solutions, Inc., CF Industries, Kensington Bank, Stoen’s Hydrostatic, Midwest Machinery Company, Jon & Helen Stafsholt, Studio E Architects, GFWC Potpourri Study Club, David & JoAnne Peterson, Obeland & Nelson Attorneys at Law, Glenwood Rotary, Lundblad Brothers Excavating, Clyde Machines Inc.,  Lowry Insurance, Lakeside Ballroom, GrandStay Hotel & Suites of Glenwood, Starbuck Study Club, Glenwood Trophy & Engraving, Paffrath Diamond Jewelers of Alexandria, KMGK Magic 107.1 FM, Kool TV, KIKV 100.7 FM, Minnewaska Area High School Choir, Palmer Creations, Starbuck VFW, Shopko, Kristen Stensrud, Vera Finnes, Melinda Nylen, Rebecca Brauchbauer, Dan & Holly Guggisberg, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans “Action Team”. Someplace Safe would also like to thank the Gladys Ness Brang Foundation for their continued support of Someplace Safe Pope County Advocacy Office.

There were also a number of individuals who helped to make the evening a success. A special “thank you” to the staff of the Lakeside Ballroom for allowing Someplace Safe to host the event at your facility, and for your kindness in helping out with the fundraiser. I appreciate Steve Nestor for emceeing the event for Someplace Safe.  A BIG “Thank You” to John DeBoer for coming and making us laugh that night, to Mr. Moeller and the MAHS Choir for performing many wonderful songs that evening, as well as the Potpourri Club for helping with baskets, preparing desserts and helping the night of our event. Thank you to the many sponsors that donated items to our silent auction.  I thank my Volunteer Committee for helping plan and prepare for this event. Their ideas, support and dedication to Someplace Safe allowed us to have such a fantastic fundraiser.

Finally, I want to express a very sincere “Thank You” to the community for attending the Community Night Out fundraiser and for making it so successful. Someplace Safe could not continue our important work for victims and survivors of crime without the strong backing of the community.  The proceeds of this event benefit the programs and services of Someplace Safe Pope County. I look forward to the fundraiser next year, and with your help, we will continue making a positive difference in our community.