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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 Tom and Theressa Huempfner and Rick and DeeAnn Schmidt.

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 Rafle         50/50 Raffle     Candy Raffle featuring Raymer's Candy

2014 Auction items:

Auction conducted by auctioneer Greg Bemis
1.   Antique Table   Theresa Leiffes
2.   Art   Anonymous and Gallery Frame Shop
3.   Blinds Discount   Blinds "R" Us - Joanie and Wally Walentoski
4.   Book Shelves   Bonnie Classen
5.   Brewer Tickets   Brookfield Badger (Rick Haugen)
6.   Chairs   Chris and Jenny Schrage
7.   Cheese   Grande Cheese (Nancy Witkowsi)
8.   Childs Rocking Horse   Tom Baus
9.   Childs Rocking Swan   Connie Newman
10.   Computer Table   Bonnie Classen
11.   Corvette Jacket & StingRay Hat   Norscot Group (James Armstrong)
12.   Country USA   Sunny 97.7 and 96.1 TCX
13.   Decorative Stand   Personal Touch (Judy Pierner)
14.   Digital Painted Print   Doris Klein, CSA
15.   Entertainment   City Lights
16.   Entertainmewnt Center   Jim Early
17.   Estate Plan   Attorney Phil Shepherd
18.   Fishing Trip   Joe Walcott
19.   Flowers   Haentze (Tony Ferdinand)
20.   Framed Co-op Print   Chris & Jenny Schrage and Gallery Frame Shop

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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