THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Brazeau Emergency Picnic, Fundraiser Was A Success
Issue Date: August 21, 2013
Pound--The Brazeau Emergency Services picnic and fundraiser held July 27 was a success and many prizes were awarded. The event was chaired by Dave Kussow and Joel Lavarda.
Those who attended enjoyed listening to music, good food and great events. The raffle for a trip, donated by Jon and Yasmin Rouer from Klondike Saloon, was won by a Kim Davis, local resident.
The night ended with the main sweepstakes drawing which made 12 people winners of cash prizes. First place of $500 was won by Brian Marcelle of Two Rivers. Other winners and cash amounts were Don Wittman, Brillion, $300; Roberta Brand, Green Bay, $200; Tom Behnke, Coleman, $100.; William Sowinski of Pewaukee and Steven Wilmet of DePere each won $75.
Karl and Mary Seidl of Manitowoc, Joyce Bedora of Krakow and Rich Trossen of Oostburg each won $50. Jodi Burney of Coleman, Steve Pribbernow of Green Bay, Don Wittman of Brillion and Kati Miller of Mesa Ariz. each took home $25.
The day was filled with firefighter water fights, kids water fights, bounce houses, face painting, music played by local favorites Good Ole Country.
There was a farm accident demonstration which showed the crowd what the squad would do in the event of someone caught in a piece of farm machinery. Another demonstration was from the Oconto County K-9 Unit. Sheriff Officer Todd Skarbon and his partner Dexter. Skarbon told all what he and his partner do on a normal day. He also demonstrated how his partner Dexter can search for drugs and apprehend suspects who decide to run from the law. He told the costs of having K9 officers on the department and that they are having a fundraiser to raise money to help with this important program.
The night ended with the band Reset To Zero playing to the crowd. This was the first time this band played for the event and the crowd really enjoyed them.
Brazeau Emergency Services fundraiser committee is already discussing some event changes for next year. If anyone has suggestions or ideas of something they would like to see us offer at the fundraiser, contact a member of the fire, ambulance or dive team.
The Brazeau Emergency Services expressed appreciation to everyone who made the event a success again this year and hope to see eveyone again next year. Also appreciated were businesses and residents who donated prizes and money or purchased tickets.