Money Raised by "Team Forge": $11,390.50!
Now that the Door County Half Marathon and 5K is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that supported Team Forge and our fundraising efforts to build a new blacksmith forge at The Clearing.
With your help, the team exceeded its event fundraising goal, raising more than $11,000 for a new blacksmith forge and metals studio at The Clearing! This was no easy task, and there are many fine folks who deserve a big THANK YOU.
First, thank you to fellow team members Carolyn Kimbell, Tammy Musiel, Dan & Toni Nauman, Glenna Peters, Anka Rinkleff, Mary Ann Rinkleff, Melinda & Bruce Schaufer, Cindy Schneider and Mike Schneider. These folks not only trained in icky winter weather, but they also collected donations and helped raise awareness for The Clearing's forge. Great job, team!
The Half Marathon and 5K would have seemed a lot longer without the efforts and noise of our enthusiastic cheerleading squad. Thank you to the following friends and family members who provided encouragement along the course: Dick & Pat Dittmer, Cooper Gaddes, Xavier Gaddes, Bob Kimbell and Yvonne & Randy Tyson. You guys were way loud, and we love you for it!
And finally, a big thank you to all of you out there who donated to Team Forge. YOU DID IT! You helped us meet AND beat our event fundraising goal! I thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support. Our team had a great showing on May 7 because we knew all of you were supporting us!
I've posted event pictures on our Facebook page for all to enjoy. (You don’t need to “Do” Facebook to view the photo albums. Simply click on the forge link at www.theclearing.org.) Take a look, and thanks again for your ongoing support of The Clearing. We appreciate all you do.
THANK YOU! The following individuals are proud supporters of the 2016 Team Forge!
Bill & Heather Andersen Kevin & Teresa Grant Stephen & Julia Chomeau Gladys Austgen David & Betty Chomeau Mitchell Judith Robert & Barba Wahl Bob & Carolyn Kimbell Jean Barrett Giovanna Deschler Martha Newkirk Jill Kulczyk Henri & Patricia Chomeau George & Linda Carey Thomas & Elizabeth Young Len Blumenthal Lainie Marshall Denise Arzberger Tim & Sue Stone Tom & Sue Alt Charles Mead Siobhan Drummond Susan Fiore Phil & Audrey Waitkus Jaynne Seeburger Jim & Barb Sherwood Meg Vermillion Ted & Nancy Laitner Christine Bridenhagen Ricky McWorter Julia Cosgrove Gisela Gasior Gretchen Maring Mary Langill Roy & Bunny Sheahan Bev Blietz Windsor McCutcheon Carol & Dick Heil Diane Dempsey Barbara Schrank Jenni Stultz Beverly Schulze Rhonda Robinson Yvonne Tyson Gloria/Ron Dougherty/Klimatitis Gail Schneider Michael & Cindy Schneider Jane DeWitt Jenn Gaddes Phil & Marilyn Hansotia Lon & Mary Rademacher Walt & Elaine Naleway Lou & Daniele Covotsos Mike & Annette Jelen Bruce & Melinda Schaufer Linda Nelson Rob Davis Laurie Murphy Gerry Tool Pam Langan Sue Zingshun Stefan Peters Mary Hurney Mary Warner Jim & Joanne Musiel Gary Gudex Doug Peterson Margaret Botchie Annelies Gebert Gloria Zucaro Beth & Curt Coleman-Wessel Richard & Sally Werling Mary Jo Balistreri Lois Finn Vicki Uslabar Mark Southard Terry Zielke Joan Powers Janet Pohl Joann Dittmer Maria & Mike Zurn Mark Blagec Kathleen Conrad Mark Steinhardt Mary & Roy Thilly Sandra Hand Steven & Maia Lewis Nita Herreman Ken & Georgia Beutler Sara & Thomas Frizelle Dave & Marge Bultman Susan Beaumont Mary Jane Rinkleff Bridget Austin Richard Rose Bill & Jo Schaars Tammy Musiel Denise Arzberger Michael & Judith Brodd Erik & Mary Ann Rinkleff Laurie Culp Ruth Anne Sorsen Carl Zapffe Christie Wisniewski Kathy Cvar Joy Stimac Mary Kate McCormack Roy & Charlotte Lukes Rich & Sandra Dirks Vanessa Copans Debbie Smith Pat & Duke Lee Ray & Helene DiIulio Kathy Bell Carol McDonald Judy Hasheider Dennis & Darlene Raniewicz Chick & Sue Peterson Jeanette Horvath Ron & Pat Paska Claire & Matt Silverman/Dregne Jessica Delwiche Joanne Miller Barbara Goldberg Paige & Karl Reichardt Robert Walsh Sally Burr Mary Merkley-Zimmerman Audrey Larson Thomas Prenzno Sheila Kirscher