Hello everyone, it has been quite a while since we last wrote in our blog. This have been very busy here at Bridges Mentoring, but we cannot forget one of the biggest events that took place a few weeks ago.
Bridges held our first ever An “Artistic Affair” Fundraiser, on March 31st 2016 at the CRC Atrium. What did this event entail you may ask? Fourteen local artists donated their own pieces of art at no cost to Bridges specifically for this event. We held a silent auction for people to bid on the art as well as attendees could enjoy gourmet appetizers, desserts and refreshments.
Art Donors Include:
David Rottinghaus, Eloise Kuper, Carolyn Reeder, Kiersten Kisner, Chrystal Berche, Glenda Ross, Emma Williams, Meredith Macdonald, Joel Gonnerman, Debbie’s Quilt Shop, Patrick Doyle, Meagan Steinberg, Jon Kittelson and Margie Kline.
Below are just a few pictures of the art that was donated.
This event could not have been made possible without our business partners and friends in the community. So many people donated to make this event possible.
Thank You: Gifts Galore, S&S Locker, Frames & More, Kwik Trip, Joyce Ruehlow, Kim Lewis, Cedar River Complex, and Mitchell County Historical Society.
Lastly we would like to thank our advisory board members for all of their hard work and dedication into making this event possible. We are so pleased with the tremendous support we have been given. We cannot wait for the next year to plan and coordinate our next Artistic Affair Fundraiser.
Board members include:
Lacey Waller, Mary Bucheit, Rae Anne Havig, Geri Thompson, Marlene Norby, Joyce Neerhof, Kris Lewis, Kiersten Kisner, Julie Maliszewski, Sandy Offen, Barb Kellogg, Cindy Davis, Jean Hemann and Emma Williams
Bridges is so thankful for the contributions we received from having this fundraiser. All the money that was raised will help sustain our mentor/mentee matches as well as to offer programming for youth in our communities.
If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, please consider mentoring. Just this month, we’ve received many inquiries from people who were interested in learning more about becoming a mentor. Every match makes a huge difference in encouraging healthy youth development in Mitchell County. We’re happy to meet with anyone who’d like to learn more about mentoring, from families to prospective volunteers. Contact our Program Coordinator Lacey for more information.