Special entertainment provided by the St. Andrews Sisters, fresh from their smash hit, The St. Andrews Sisters Christmas Party at the Paramount Theatre.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Steve Barrett, Executive Director, at 507-434-7494 to discuss these opportunities which can be tailored to meet your special needs for recognition or guests.
From the beginning, the goal of our special event has been to put the “fun” back into fundraising. In 2020, Jeff Baldus literally sold the jacket off his back to raise additional support for the AAF. Last year, thanks to dozens of donations from generous supporters, we raised over
$1,100 to grant Tanya Medgaarden’s wish of shaving off Taggert’s beard.
This year, we hope to continue that tradition of fun in fundraising with a new surprise. Please join us as we strive to raise even more money to further our mission of “Enhancing the community through charitable giving.”
Please join AAF Board Chair Taggert Medgaarden, Steve Barrett, and one of KIMT’s outstanding anchors for a wonderful evening that will provide you and your sweetheart an opportunity to show your love for Austin and the Greater Austin Area.
Contact Steve Barrett for additional details:
This year, we want to offer a different opportunity to support the fundraising efforts of the AAF but still have a connection to the beards which we both love and hate. You can show your support by helping to select the person “Who Wore the Beard Best?”
Basket donated by the Mower County Historical Society valued at $65. Includes 2 MCHS T-shirts, a bottle of Stella Rosa wine, A Taste of History commemorative cookbook, 3 pens, historic Mower County postcards, and a book about Mower County entitled “Once Around the Mill Pond and Cedar River.”
Basket donated by Summerset Theatre valued at $118. Includes 2 Season 54 passes to the 2022 productions of “We Will Rock You,” a musical by Queen and Ben Elton, as well as “Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical.” We Will Rock You runs June 21-24 and June 28-July 1; Mary Poppins runs July 28-31 and August 4-7. Package also includes a DVD of Summerset Theatre’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and a memory stick containing the Souvenir version of a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, as well as all the snacks for an enjoyable viewing of these items.
Basket donated by Mike and Barb Ruzek valued at $120. All the fixin’s for a royal Czech feast. Includes 2 quart jars of the famed Ruzek Homemade Sauerkraut, 2 cans of Alaska smoked sockeye salmon, a bottle of pure maple syrup, a pound of gourmet grain wild rice, a can of golden mushroom soup, and a bag of Mrs. Bonser’s Home Style Egg Noodles. Package comes with recipes for salmon spread, sauerkraut hot dosh, potato dumplings and gravy. To top it off, the basket also contains a $50 gift certificate to Hy-Vee.
This package is donated by Shari and Steve Mason and is valued at $85. “The Essence of Place”, a beautiful coffee table book providing the story of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center provides an amazing look at one of Minnesota’s finest assets is the featured item in this package which also includes a $50 gift certificate to Sweet Reads, another of Austin’s great assets.
Backpack and other items donated by Catherine Haslag valued at $64. Includes Zomake 25 litre backpack filled with two books by famed author, scientist, and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin: “Calling All Minds” and “The Outdoor Scientist.” For the budding scientist to make notes, a leather-bound journal is also included.
Basket donated by The Friends of the Hormel Nature Center valued at $175. Package includes a Solafide Observatory tee shirt, 50th Anniversary 1971-2021 Human History Stories, $25 JCHNC Punch Pass for canoe, kayak, ski or snowshoe rentals, Josh – Pinot Grigio vintage wine, 2 bottles of honey and 2 sets of beeswax candles made at the Nature Center, and “Essence of Place, The Story of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.”
Minnesota Twins Champions Club tickets donated by Al McNee valued at $442. See the game up close from these prime seats right behind home plate. Two tickets to the Twins game against Ryan McMahon and the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, June 25. Tickets for Champions Club section 9, Row L, Seats 7 & 8 include valet parking, access to the exclusive and elegant private club lounge before, during, and after the game including chef prepared fine dining, exclusive views into the Twins private indoor batting cages and access to the pre- and post-game radio shows, hi-def televisions located throughout the private club lounge, private upscale restrooms, enhanced leg room and comfortable seating, and in-seat beverage service.
Minnesota Twins Champions Club tickets donated by Al McNee valued at $442. See the game up close from these prime seats right behind home plate. Two tickets to the Twins game against the LA Angels on Friday, September 23. Come see the Twins battle superstars Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Tickets for Champions Club section 9, Row L, Seats 7 & 8 include valet parking, access to the exclusive and elegant private club lounge before, during, and after the game including chef prepared fine dining, exclusive views into the Twins private indoor batting cages and access to the pre- and post-game radio shows, hi-def televisions located throughout the private club lounge, private upscale restrooms, enhanced leg room and comfortable seating, and in-seat beverage service.
6-Month Family Membership to the YMCA at ACRC donated by the wonderful staff of the Y. This membership is valued at over $400 and includes access to all YMCA facilities and over 70 free group fitness classes per week and a Wellness Center orientation to learn how to use equipment safely and effectively.
Package donated by Mark Ourada and valued at $450. Nothing could be finer than an exquisite dining experience prepared by noted chef Tony Finnestad. Dinner will be prepared at your home for up to six (6) guests. Your choice of the following themed dinners: Mediterranean, Italian, Farmer’s Market/Seasonal, or Middle Eastern. Please note: alcohol is not included.
Package donated by the Austin Country Club and valued at beyond price. This gourmet dinner for eight (8) includes wine to be prepared exclusively for you and your guests by Executive Chef Sean Williamson. Dinner can be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and location. Please discuss menu preference with Chef Sean. Must be used by May 31, 2023.
Package of six (6) season tickets to Summerset Theatre donated by Belita Schindler. Take five of your friends with you for the two production season at the Summerset Theatre. Productions include “We Will Rock You” with music and lyrics by Queen and Mary Poppins, based on the classic movie.