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17th Annual Benefit Auction

Sunday, April 26
10 am - 3 pm   
Live Auction begins at Noon
Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Cow Palace

Arguably the largest and longest running combined live and silent auction in this part of the state, Beacon’s admission-free fundraiser features close to 200 auction items.
Co-chairs for this year’s event are Rick and DeeAnn Schmidt & Dave and JoJo Moody.

A pocket book friendly experience with FREE ADMISSION


Silent auction baskets, a café serving brats, hamburgers, desserts and beverages, a cameo performance from “The Barbershoppers” and courtesy same day local delivery of large items purchased at the event are all part of the event’s hospitality. This year, 96.1 TCX and Sunny 97-7 will broadcast live from 10 am to 11 am while guests preview the auction items. 
Over 200 live & Silent Auction Packages w/ Courtesy Same Day Local Delivery of Large Items
Beacon Cafe, Entertainment, Raffles:  Beacon Raffle         50/50 Raffle     Candy Raffle featuring Raymer's Candy

2015 Auction items:

Auction conducted by auctioneer Greg Bemis
1.   Appleton PAC   Chris and Jenny Schrage
2.   Art   Personal Touch - Judy Pierner
3.   Benches   Jim Immel
4.   Billboard   Lamar
5.   Birch   Touch of Earth
6.   Bird Bath   Honeymoon Acres
7.   Bird House   Glenn Sarauer
8.   Blinds Discount   Blinds "R" Us - Joanie and Wally Walentoski
9.   Blower Vacuum   Chris and Jenny Schrage
10.   Boat Shelf Bookcase   Waupun Correctional
11.   Bound Rugs   Howard Johnson Flooring
12.   Brewer Tickets   Brookfield Badger (Rick Haugen
13.   Brewer Tickets   Mountain Dog Media
14.   Brewer Tickets   KFIZ Radio
15.   Brewer Tickets   Brookfield Badger Insurance
16.   Bronze Sculpture   Joe Grinwald
17.   Camera   Beacon
18.   Cane Chair   Anonymous
19.   Carpet - Rug   Twohig Floor Covering
20.   Chair   Virginia Gilmore

4-28-13 Event Photos

Thank you to all our supporters:

 Consultants Laboratory Kremer Pharmacy  Lamar  96.1 TCX  Wyld_Desyns LLC web design and development 

This auction is our major fund raising event of the year. We thank you for your past support. In previous years we utilized the monies to improve current operations and to keep the daily rate at an affordable amount for women coming into our program. With resources continuing to be cut we needed your help now more than ever to continue our mission. 

CONTACTS: Beacon House Executive Director Mary Gerlach (920 923 3999
 2014 Event Co-Chairs Tom and Theressa Huempfner and Rick and DeeAnn Schmidt (Contact through Mary)



Twenty years of operation, admission of the 1,000th client and a catalytic role in creating Fond du Lac’s Heroin Summit. Huge milestones for The Beacon House, a Fond du Lac non-profit need for a women’s alcohol and drug treatment facility. The Beacon House was the first of organization that began in 1993 when a small group of women, lead by Mary Ann Steffes, identified the desperate its kind, a pioneer in the State. Today, it’s one of Wisconsin’s premiere gender specific residential treatment facilities, a professionally credited program offering a transitional living experience for women with addiction. What makes the program truly unique is that mothers in need of treatment with young children are able to bring their little ones
and care for them as they recover.

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