Fundraiser for Paltrok Sawmill


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Posted Online: Oct. 10, 2012, 10:13 am
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Press release submitted by Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Sawmill Fundraiser

An event to raise funds to purchase the Paltrok Sawmill currently on loan at the Windmill Cultural Center was deemed an overwhelming success. The event was held Friday, September 28, 2012, at Rastrelli's Tuscany Event Center. The goal was to raise $6,800 to pay the remaining balance on the sawmill designed by Henk & June Hielema. The evening's events included both a silent and live auction, live music and a wide assortment of appetizers and desserts from 10 European Countries. Sponsorships to help support the event were sold ahead of time. The event raised a little over $8,000. The remaining funds will be deposited in the Windmill Area Endowment Fund. A special thank you to fundraising committee members Heather Bennett, Gaile Brinkman, Joyce Daehler and Joy Van Zuiden; as well as all those who attended the event and participated in the silent and live auctions.




















 



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