Donations from many support Freshwater

The Ice Out/Loon In party and fund-raiser could not have occurred without the generosity of many donors. A partial list of the raffle prizes and silent auction items includes:

A Pier Two trial membership, donated by Luke Kujawa of Your Boat Club. A Nook electronic boo, donated by a Freshwater supporter, who wishes to be anonymous; a  week’s vacation at Glen Eden Resort near Steamboat Springs, Col., donated by Freshwater Board member David Knoblauch; a 25-foot boat slip, donated by Tonka Bay Marina; a kayak trip around Split Rock Lighthouse, donated by Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center; and a History Cruise on Lake Minnetonka with naturalist Jim Gilbert and a corporate meeting cruise, both donated by Bayview Events Center.

Additional auction items included: a two-night stay at Gilbert Moose Lodge, donated by Jim Gilbert; a fly fishing lesson, donated by Grant Phillips; a wine cruise on Lake Minnetonka for eight people, donated by Freshwater Board vice chair Tom Skramstad; a restored antique boat moter, donated by Steve Gray; design and construction of a 300-square-foot deck, donated by Freshwater Board member Rick Bateson; a hancrafted oak and leather game table, donated by Rick Benson; a pearl necklace and earrings, donated by Evergreen Jewelers; a white gold floral pendant, donated by Freshwater Board member Barb Luikens; golf for four at Windsong Farm Golf Club, donated by Rick Bateson; three sets of Minnesota Twins tickets, donated by The MaGuire Agency, Jim Nelson and Kent Sward; and water-themed glass sculptures, donated by Zeller Studio.

Also: Memberships in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Minnesota Historical Society; framed prints of Lake Minnetonka scenes, donated by Gallery Navarre and The Great Frame Up; a commuter bag and rolling backpack, donated by Patagonia; a wine tasting, donated by Lakeside Liquors; a feng shui consultation, donated by Energetic Alignments; a floral design and consultation, donated by Heidi’s Gardens; landscape design, donated by MP Landscaping; a sailing class, donated by Lake Minnetonka Sailing School; a birder’s basket with binoculars, donated by All Seasons Wild Bird Store; boatload of wine, donated by BOD; a basket of Minnesota wines, donated by Parley Lake Winery; a framed loon photo, donated by Eric Baker; and a boat party set, donated by Kate Bryant and Gallery Navarre.

Gift certificates or gift baskets were donated by Lord Fletchers, Sunsets, Lund’s, Maynards, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Paradise Brunch Cruise, Mind and Body Solutions, KeikoB Salon Spa, Midwest Mountaineering, Country Cupboard and Otten Brothers.

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