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MAILBAG: Bar Buddies fundraiser a success

MAILBAG: Bar Buddies fundraiser a success

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A few weeks ago Bar Buddies Boo hosted our first annual Bowling for Buddies Tournament at Thunderbird Lanes. The funds raised went directly to offset the many expenses of operating Baraboo’s Safe Ride Program.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many people and businesses that made this first event what I feel was a huge success, Napa Auto Parts for the extensive support with parts and supplies, sponsoring a team and donating raffle items; Allure Hair Salon for sponsoring a lane as well as a team and donating an auction item; Pumphouse for sponsoring a team and donating; Luther Farms; Brute Construction; Baraboo River Runners Snowmobile Club; Jose’s Mexican Restaurant; Don Rick Insurance; Baraboo Motors Group; Glacier Rock; Viking Express Market; and Glacier Valley Ford all for sponsoring a lane and donating.

These businesses that generously sponsored a lane or a team, Bunbury Realtors; Cal-Ag; Colby Chiropractic; Elite Catering; Gold Star Machine; Hanger Heating and Air Conditioning; Just for Kicks Dance Studio; MSA Professional Services; Nichols Philipp Legal; Pauquette Center for Psychological Services; Scenic Bluffs Equipment; Weyh’s Window Washing; Deppe Transit; and Frankies Bar.

We also received many wonderful raffle and auction items, monetary donations from these businesses and individuals, Dan Hiller; South Central Dairy Supply; Gem City Saloon; The Jug; Bonzo’s; George and Cathy Althoff; Open Road Tattoo; Papa Murphy’s; Holiday Salon and Boutique; Log Cabin Restaurant; Double KD Ranch Campground; Wisconsin River Title; Tools of Marketing; Wild Apples; Bumps Bar; Towne Lounge; Poor Richards Saloon; Jeweler’s Edge; Pat Bourdeau; Steel Creations; Culvers of Baraboo; ReMax Grand; AMPI; Farm Chicks Canning; Darlene Otto; Don Larson Supercenter; Downtown Family Dental; Cedar View Farms; Sauk County Abstract and Title; Circus World; Baraboo Tours; Baraboo Hills Campground; Coffee Bean Connection; Dell Prairie Printers; The Green Vine; Monk’s Bar and Grill of Baraboo; J-Rock Nails and Spray Tanning; Devil’s Head Resort; Heinie’s Bar; Helen’s Daughters Studio; Morgan McArthur; The Schellter; The Schleicherts; Zirzow’s Creations; Baraboo Candy Company; Beadazzled Bottles; Golden Needle Embroidery; McDonalds; Baraboo Pizza Ranch; International Crane Foundation; Tuff Dog Leather; lia sophia/Melissa Dix; MBE CPA’s; Wild Bird Barn; Cousin’s Subs; Con Amici; Resale Therapy; John Morris; Barn Restaurant; Square Tavern; Rhonda Rodenschmit; House on the Rock; Pierce’s Marketplace; Riviera Bowl; Baraboo Belly Dance and several anonymous donors.

I could not have done it without these awesome volunteers, Kandie Beckwith, Patty Zirzow, Rhonda Rodenschmit, Alan Abrahamson, Lori Sahr and Dusty Hagar. Of course, there are all of the bowlers and spectators who came from near and far to show their support.

If I inadvertently missed anyone, please accept my sincere apologies. With everyone’s help, we make our community stronger and safer, making a difference together. Thank you all again for your wonderful support and please remember if you choose to drink, please choose not to drive. Bar Buddies Boo, 370-4354, is your free safe ride home.

Holly J. Fenske, Bar Buddies Boo secretary/treasurer, Baraboo

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