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A SUCCESSFUL “PINS FOR PETS” BOWLING FUNDRAISER FOR THE WASHBURN COUNTY AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
The 10th Annual “Pins for Pets” Bowling Fundraiser was held on Saturday, March 1, at the Northwoods Lanes and Lounge, located in Spooner. What a pleasingly successful event this fundraiser turned out to be for the WCAHS animal shelter.
The total amount of money brought in that day for this local animal shelter was $3,875 thanks to the caring generosity of all who participated in any way, whether as a bowler, someone who donated money or brought in donation sheet money, donated a prize, bought a raffle ticket, brought in a donation from the shelter’s “Wish List”, contributed to the snack table, or was a patron in the lounge.
There were 103 bowlers participating in this 9-Pin Tap bowling event, 4 people who generously got involved in the donation sheet competition, and Mike Miller donated 10 percent of his tournament time bar sales. And, what a great group of participants were there bowling. At the 12 PM shift, a team from Special Olympics participated. The Vreeland team had the youngest bowlers. It was a nice gesture of Ryan and Jennifer Wohlk who bowled in all 3 shifts that day. And, it was great to have this area’s local radio celebrity, 95.3-WGMO DJ Dr. Dan, participate with his team at the 3 PM shift. The 6 PM Cosmic bowling was a new idea this year and it proved to be a popular one, so will be brought back again next year.
A large part of the profit from this annual event came in from the donation sheet competition. This is a tough competition as it isn’t easy to solicit donations in this tightened economy; however, 4 individuals were kindly dedicated to collecting money from generous donators to take part in this event. Dr. Dan and Susie and Jim Schmitz, who all took part in a good day of bowling, were also the winners of prizes for bringing in donation sheets with sizeable amounts of greatly appreciated donation money.
From the sight of smiles on faces, sounds of laughter, excited looks on faces during the prize drawings, and the depleted snack/dessert tables, it sure indicated that everyone had a good time, enjoyed good food, and left with a content feeling knowing they had blessed the WCAHS animal shelter with their generosity.
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