Letter: Thanks for supporting 40th children’s auction

To the editor:

The 40th anniversary Brown County Children’s Auction was a huge success thanks to the many community members that made it possible.

A big thank-you to our hardworking committee for planning the auction, getting donations, setting up the venue and working diligently to make the auction happen. Thanks to all of you who volunteered your time and talents the night of the auction to help the event run smoothly.

Thank you to the management and staff of Out of the Ordinary for allowing us to use your venue.

We would especially like to thank our hardworking volunteer auctioneers, Mark Tritask and Rev. Peyton. You made the 2017 auction one that will go down in history books.

Thank you to our cash donors, and the merchants, artists and craftsmen who generously contributed items to auction. We know that you often get asked for donations, and we appreciate your continued support.

Through your combined efforts, we raised $17,500 this year, and were able to provide clothing to 261 children in Brown County.

We appreciate all of you who came out to the auction and thank you for making this possible.

During the coming months, we will begin to plan for the next auction, and we would really like to hear your suggestions to make the auction even better. You can email us at browncountychildren@gmail.com with your feedback.

If you would like to join our committee, please let us know.

The annual auction is always the first Friday in December, so mark your calendars now for Dec. 7, 2018.

Alan Birkemeier, president, Brown County Children’s Fund Inc.

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