Just a few short weeks ago, we wrapped up the 3rd Annual Evening Stroll. While a little hot, the evening was perfect for our Tuscan themed event. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour out on the front lawn complete with a decadent spread of antipasto, cheeses, bruschetta, and an olive bar as well as an incredible assortment beverages including the feature drink, Limoncello Spritzer served by Grandview Cafe. Guests also perused and bid on an enticing silent auction.

Bringing everyone inside, guests enjoyed a Tuscan garden setting around beautiful tables to savor a delicious meal. Starting off with a Tuscan inspired salad and crusty Italian bread with herb olive oil and chilled San Pellegrino. Chef Sue then treated everyone to a buffet of fire roasted eggplant, zucchini and carrots, pesto linguine, Tuscan style brisket, and creamy chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach.

Dinner tables for the guests.Of course we then commenced with an entertaining and spirited live auction which nearly cost our intern, Kiara, her new shoes. Lucky her, they were too small or who knows what could have happened! We want to thank actioneer Deryl Hilligas and impromptu auction assistant, JB Voss, for keeping things light, full of laughter and in the end, raising some great funds to help replace the roof on Ted Ward Lodge. We are so grateful to their antics and of course, for our generous and kind supporters.

After dinner was wrapped up, auction items sold, everyone retired out to the island to enjoy a full moon, twinkling stars, bonfires and dessert: tiramisu, Italian creme cake and of course, s’mores. It was the perfect conclusion to such a wonderful night.

When it was all said and done, we raised over $7,500 towards the $42,000 need to replace the totaled roof on Ted Ward Lodge. Thank you to everyone who supported us with their donations, attendance and support. Thank you!

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We have so many companies and people to thank for the support this event and all we do! Thank you to all the following:

Silver Event sponsor: Hamilton Telecommunications

Twinkle Light Sponsor: RTC Lighting

Stargazer Table Sponsors:
Aurora Cooperative
Hunter/Rannau

Twilight Table Sponsor:
John & Maile Boeder

Donors:
Leslie Nylander
T & M Inc
Cal & Sara Strong
Rick & Rita Sanders
Cornerstone Bank
Aurora Insurance
Mason Gregurich
Jeff Schellpeper

Auction Donors:
Subway
Susan’s Books
Aurora Mall
JB Voss
Cornerstone Bank
O’Reilly Auto Parts
T.O. Haas
Sullivan Companion Animal Clinic
Honeysuckle Lane
Hope Home Furnishings
Pizza Hut of Aurora
The Mason’s Jar
Pump & Pantry
Omaha Storm Chasers
Touch of Health
Rose Chiropractic
Edgerton Explorit Center
Casey’s General Store
Husker Athletic Department
Aurora Fitness- Dane & Sara
Sutherland
Jane Nuss
Creations Unlimited
Fresh Ary Dairy
Amanda Hackenkamp
Aurora Screen Printing
Scheels
Five Points Bank
Schneider’s Hardware
Raising Canes
Grand Island CVB
Tri-City Storm
Valentino’s
Ramada
Memorial Community Health
The Old Homestead Market & Floral
Leslie Ruybalid
Chicago Cubs
Aurora Meat Block
Pinnacle Bank
Walter & Darlene Boeder
Lularoe
Conestoga Mall
Village Pointe Mall
Thirty-One
Heartland Jewelry
The Leadership Center
Courtyard Marriott in Lincoln
James Authur Vineyard
Rodizio Grill

Again, thank you to everyone who attended, donated and supported this event and us! We are humbled by your kindness!

Thank you!
Maile Ilac Boeder

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