Gratitude for Community Support of The Bloom Social10.22.2019
We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of community support at the recent Bloom Social. The event gathered 138 attendees, 80 donated silent auction/basket raffle items, 19 community volunteers, 16 sponsors and 15 local vendors who served sips and bites of beer, wine, specialty beverages and appetizers.
We are thrilled to report that together we raised $33,065. These funds will contribute about 10% of our annual budget and are mission critical to supporting Bloom360’s unique educational model that focuses on social/emotional learning with a project-based learning curriculum.
Guests at The Bloom Social enjoyed tasty treats and beverages while mingling through our renovated historic Stone School facility that has been a mainstay in East Troy since 1858.
We all enjoyed live entertainment with musician/singer, Fred Dreher. We also were treated to a tap dance performance by Bloom360 Learning Guide, Andrea Svoboda, and her two friends Stephanie and Mary, who dance together at Danceworks in Milwaukee.
Winners of the cash raffle:
Russell S. – $2,500 grand prize
Linus P. – $500 second prize
Eileen R. – $250 third prize
Thank you to our event sponsors:
Sequoia Sponsor: Vista360, LLC
Red Cedar Investment Management, LLC
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
Central States Insurance Agency, Inc.
Stacey & Tom Conroy
Dawn & Craig Frasa
Laura & Jeff Rauman
A Stars & Stripes Flag Company
LG Unlimited, LLC
Melissa & Jon Packee
Thank you to these local businesses who graciously donated samples of their products:
Almondaire – dairy-free almond crème liqueur (Available locally)
City Lights Brewery (Milwaukee) – craft beer
Dancing Goat Distillery (Cambridge, WI) – whiskey, apple pie, cherry pie and cow pie (chocolate) liqueurs
East Troy Brewery – craft beer
Ela Cider Co. and Ela Orchard (Rochester) traditional and hard cider
Fox & Fork (Rochester) – several wine selections
The Global Glass (East Troy) – several wine selections
Hill Valley Dairy (East Troy/Lake Geneva) – selection of cheeses
The Hive Taproom (East Troy) – mead
Milk & Honey – (Available locally) crème liqueur made from date honey from the Sea of Galilee
LD’s BBQ (East Troy) – sausage bites
Napoli Restaurant and Pizzeria (Burlington) – Pinsa pizza
Pop’s Kettle Corn (Muskego) – flavored popcorn
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill (Multiple locations in Milwaukee) – sliders and baby brats
And, thank you to our amazing team from Vista360, Bloom360 and our Bloom360 board members.
It was a night to remember and we are extremely grateful for everyone who stepped up to help!
The Bloom Social is expected to become an annual event. For more information about participating in upcoming events, please contact Dawn Frasa at firstname.lastname@example.org