to help that day, please let me know. We can always use extra help with set up and take down.
We willneed volunteers to bake.
If you can help or bake, please reply to this email or call Bev at 326-2914.
Cruizin’ Fur Critters
will be held on Saturday, June 9. We may have at least one sponsor who willfinancially help us with advertising, prizes, etc. Last week Deb and Bev drove the new route for 2012.Some of the route is the same as last year as I wanted to use Waukon HD as a stop and also incorporate theLansing Bridge. The work on this has barely started. Posters need to be done, letters written and mailed tosolicit donations from businesses in the towns the poker run will pass through, poker run stops need to becontacted. I am hoping to have the HD dealer in Waukon, Carols in Wauzeka, Sawmill (as the final stop),Great River Road House near DeSoto I think that participants will have their card validated at theregistration location (Prairie Motor Sports). It would save time trying to figure out which other business touse as well as save an extra stop on the route as this year’s route is about 20 miles or so longer than lastyear’s, I believe.
Princess for the Evening
is set for Saturday, May 5. Everything is set for Princess. Basically, we have alittle bit of shopping to do, need to pick up cheese trays (which will be donated by Eunices and QualityBeverage), pick the Princess Cake up at Ma’s Bakery in Bloomington, and decorate the hall. We had anumber of obstacles with this event: Jill and I both knew that we had tiaras and corsages left from lastyear. I had gone to the shed weeks ago to look for them. I found table cloths and tiaras, but could not findthe corsages. After 2 more trips to the shed without finding the corsages from last year, Jill and Brianlooked. In the far back corner, underneath the “Pooches” (which have been in the same corner for years)the corsages were found. Thanks to Jill and Brian for all of their help with this event and for not giving upon looking for the corsages. Kembles also donated an additional 2 dozen corsages for this year. After learning that finding helium would be difficult or maybe impossible, I contacted Badger Welding who toldme they would save a tank of helium for us (donated) so if they were unable to get it in May we would stillhave it. Jill called Badger Welding earlier this week and the person she talked to said helium was almostimpossible to get and that he did not know anything about having a tank for us. But Jill followed throughand found out that they do have a tank for us and it will be delivered on Monday. Bethany made a cute hot pink banner which we had intended to put up at Huckleberry’s, but the city has been revising the ordinanceon banners and now banners need to be 16 feet off the highway. There is not enough grassy area atHuckleberrys to be 16 feet from the highway, so Jill, Brian and I put it up at River City Roller Rink.Thanks to Bethany for the banner and to Sue for letting up put up the banner.If anyone would like to help with set up for Princess, we will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 atHuckleberry’s. We will have 200 balloons to fill with helium as well as decorate and set up the photo andrefreshment area. Remember, the more the merrier. The event starts at 6:30 so we will return that eveningaround 5:30
Pasta for Pets
was held on Wednesday, April 18
at Huckleberry’s. This event was once again a success.Advertising bills are not yet in, but according to Jill, we made approximately $1,100.00. Thanks toeveryone who came out to eat, helped with the event that evening, baked a dessert or donated something tothe silent auction. We had an excellent variety of silent auction items. We heard many favorablecomments about the food – a nice selection and how delicious it was. Thanks to Dave, Roxanne, Bird andAndy Skemp and their staff for making Pasta for Pets possible. Again, thanks to everyone – this wascertainly a team effort.
A Chicken “Q” by Rooster Andy’s
will be held on Thursday, May 31. It will be held in the parking lot of Rickleff Plumbing/Amerprise Financial Services/Great River Community Medical Clinic onthe corner of Marquette Road and Blackhawk Ave. We will need to sell 300 grilled chicken dinners at $8each. Our cost is $5 each. Chicken dinners include ½ grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans and adinner roll. Please promote this fund raiser to your friends, relatives and co-workers. Donna had someexcellent news to share at the March meeting. Design Homes will commit to buying 150-170 chickendinners for their employees. So we are half way to selling the minimum order of 300. Tickets will be printed within the next week. Please contact Bev or Jill about getting tickets to sell to coworkers, businesses, family and friends. Again, this will be another easy fund raiser – just show up and work . Butwe do need to sell a minimum of 300 tickets. We are halfway there with Design Homes order. We willstill need volunteers to help – hours are from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you can help, even for a couple of hours, please reply to this email or call Bev at 326-2914 or Jill at 326-4870.
Villa Louis Carriage Classic Wine and Cheese Event –
Mike and Shelly Rider will donate $500 toRABAS for our help at this event on Friday, September 7. They have already paid us $200 as a down payment for our commitment to do this event. Volunteers are already in place for this fund raiser.