The LCDP Fall Dinner was held on Friday, October 19 at the Brickhouse in La Crosse. With appearances by Jill Billings, Steve Doyle, Jen Shilling, Ron Kind, and keynote speaker Sarah Godlewski (Democratic candidate for State Treasurer), and with plenty of good food and camaraderie, a fine time was had by all.
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On Saturday, July 28, we held a grand opening for our coordinated campaign office at 115 Fifth Avenue South in La Crosse, with over 50 people attending.
The 59th Annual LCDP Fall Dinner Fundraiser was held at the Concordia Ballroom on Saturday, October 21. Speakers for the event were Jim Servais, a farmer from Vernon County and former Vernon County Democratic Party Chair, and Darin Von Ruden, the President of the 5th District Farmers Union. They spoke about issues important to the rural community. We also heard encouraging words from Jill Billings, Steve Doyle and Jennifer Shilling. Jen also auctioned off a beautiful Democratic quilt.
The silent auction was highly successful, with many articles, including baskets of themed items, books, wine, and other donations being sold to the highest bidders. The spaghetti dinner was delicious, as usual, thanks to Loren Kannenberg and his cooking crew.
Many tantalizing appetizers and desserts were also included with the dinner.
There are many additional people to thank, including the college students who helped to set up and take down the tables and chairs, and special thanks to Diane Wulf, who managed our registration table and funds, Carolyn Smith for organizing the appetizers and desserts, and Barb Clark and Kris Troyanek for putting together the silent auction. Kris delivered the food and spent most of the day at the Ballroom, managing the entire volunteer effort and arranging the setup and serving of the meal.
A huge shout-out to everyone who helped make this dinner a success. Please refer to the list of dinner sponsors found at the bottom of this page.
Thank You To Our 2017 Fall Dinner Sponsors
Diana & Jim Birnbaum, Ardus & John Cleveland, Jan Contreras, Doris Doherty-Gasper, Maureen & Robert Freedland, Ken French, Mary Groeschner, Patricia Heim, Alice Holstein, Rocky & George Huber, Tara Johnson & Tim Padesky, Rose Ann Kazmierczak, John Medinger, Patrick Mulrooney, Roz Schnick, Barry & Sheila Schockmel, Barb Schultz, Wanda Spraggon, Theresa Wang, Jim Wiffler, Marilyn Wigdahl, Margaret Wood.