Beaver Dam is moving into public fundraising events to help gather money to rebuild Swan City Park.
Thirsty Beaver, 500 Madison St., will host a fundraising event Sunday starting at 12 p.m. The city released a long-term master plan for the park last year and is currently working to gather the money to renovate the crumbling lagoons, replacing the aging wading pool with a splash pad and rebuild the walking paths. Funding for projects is coming from a mix of city borrowing, grants, large donations from individuals and organizations and community fundraising.
The Sunday event will include a race car display, food from Jimmy John’s, a meat raffle, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and clothing sales. Mary Vogl-Rauscher, the city’s community development manager, said the goal is to raise $5,000.
“This is an opportunity for people who say they support Swan Park to really step up and show it,” she said. Vogl-Rauscher said it will be a family event with a variety of people from the community.
Other hosted events are coming up to raise money for the park. The city is expected to announce a $200,000 donation on Friday.
Items to be raffled off at the Thirsty Beaver event include:
A 75-inch TV donated by the Walmart Distribution CenterA $249 floral arrangement from McKinstry’sA pint of Culver’s custard each month for a yearA stuffed Yoda donated by Tom and Judy HeffronTwo three-month family memberships donated by the YMCATwo $50 gift certificates donated by Hometown GlassA $65 basket donated by Ooga BreweryFour $25 gift certificates donated by Dam ChickenA basket donated by Riverfront Wine BarA basket donated by Twisted Sister A cooking basket donated by American BankA litter robot donated by Whiskers A basket donated by he Thirsty BeaverA $25 gift certificate and items from Active OutfittersOld Hickory round of golf12 Cousins Subs couponsA complete detailing from Countryside GMA basket donated by Art on the Town10 Marco’s large 2 topping pizzas and 10 cheese breadsTwo $25.00 gift certificates from Kwik TripA Norwex basket donated by Joan HohensteinA basket from the Thirsty BeaverLocally-brewed wine donated by Dodge County Society for Human Resource Management3 Benvenuto’s Italian Grill gift cardsA basket valued donated by Linda Beal including a Kwik Trip card and giraffe bankGuys and Dolls gift certificate and products valued $40 gift certificate from the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre $50 dollar gift card donated by Rechek’s Food PrideA basket donated by Earthshine CandlesA charcuterie basket donated by Associated Bank