Dairy Cares Garden Party raises over $60,000
to benefit Wisconsin Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
The Dairy Cares executive committee raised $60,000 for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin at their 2nd Annual Dairy Cares Garden Party, July 28. This event more than doubled last year's contributions due to devoted sponsors and attendees.
"I am so thrilled. The journey of this event is one of a kind. The support and friendships that have been created are amazing. The generosity of our sponsors, guests, and the Dairy Cares executive committee is an incredible gift to the children and families that utilize Children's Hospital of Wisconsin," said Jim Ostrom, Dairy Cares chair.
The event began on a sunny afternoon with a special reception in the front gardens then moved to the landscaped backyard overlooking the Fox River.
Attendees feasted on hors d'oeuvres and socialized while a four-piece band serenaded them from the balcony. In concert with the mood of the evening, the multihued sunset provided a backdrop to the celebrations.
Dairy Cares of Wisconsin recognizes the following Sponsors: American Foods Group, Bader Rutter, Baylake Bank, Bayland Buildings, Brian Retzlaff Trucking, Complete Concrete, CRA, Dan Ellsworth, Grassland Dairy Products, Greenstone, Hydoclean Equipment, JLS Electric, LDS, Mark's Electric, Mike DeCoster Trucking, MilkSource, Modern Dairy Systems, Navigator Planning Group, Novak's Cheese, Overhead Solutions, Pagel's Ponderosa, Phil's Pumping and Fabricating, River Valley, Schenck and Associates, Semex, Shiloh Dairy, Tri County Overhead Doors, Troy's Transport, and Waste Control Services.
Member sponsors include: Dan and Janina Siemers, Jamie Endvick and Shannon McWilliams, John and Keri Vosters, Kristy Pagel and Rick Schwenck, Larry and Kay Ferguson, Michael Haddad, Mike and Jennifer North, Thomas Seifert and Nancy Thompson, Tim and Deb O'Harrow, and Zillges Materials.
Three years ago a group of dairy industry individuals decided they would like to offer the Wisconsin dairy industry an opportunity to raise funds to help others.
As a result the Dairy Cares of Wisconsin organization was formed. The goal is to raise funds for other non-profit organizations to further enable them to assist people and their families with such things as medical difficulties and related personal and family needs.
The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin has been the beneficiary of the funds raised in the first two years of the event.
Dairy Cares executive committee members include: Jim and Annette Ostrom, Gordon and Cathy Speirs, Jen Keuning, Bill and Angie Novak, Deric and Julie DuQuaine, Gary Tauchen, Paul and Kim Krueger, Thomas Seifert and Nancy Thomson, Catherine Kasten, Nick Galante and Laurie Fischer-Galante, John and Keri Vosters and Jamie Envick and Shannon McWilliams.