You may have heard or read about the joint initiative by the NDDC and the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce to replace the holiday decorations in downtown Northfield. The goal is to raise $20,000 by the beginning of summer in order to install new decorations for the 2009 holiday season. We’re pleased to report that $6,000 of this amount has been contributed to date!
The Creative Professionals Committee of the Chamber is supporting this cause with a benefit live auction on April 3 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Grand Event Center called “Jailhouse Rock.” The auction begins at 7:30. Winning bidders will accomplish three things during this event: they’ll spring a prominent citizen from “jail”, they’ll receive an incredible outing or entertainment from that same citizen and they’ll provide funding for the holiday decorations project.
Here’s a listing of the event’s “jailbirds” and their generous donations to the auction:
Tim Viere: Lunch and 18 holes of Golf for Three at Bear Path Country Club
Jon Snodgrass: Dinner at Azia Restaurant & Caterpillar Lounge for two
Jeff Johnson: Live on air 30 minute interview and a week of live mentions
Brett Reese: Dinner & Cocktails at Tavern & Evening at Archer House for Two
David Ludescher – Pre-show apps & wine & 8 tickets to Northfield Arts Guild
Joe Grundhoefer – 2 Hour Private Party at Rueb’N’Stein’s JJ Room for Eight
Jeff Hasse and Mark Mohlke – Summer Fun on Lake Pepin for Six
Ryan Heinritz, Evening of Wine and Live Jazz Music for Six
Matt & Charlie Sewich – Round of golf & Dinner at Northfield Golf Club for Two
Chuck Pryor – Private 5 course meal with wine parings for Eight at the Grand.
Christopher Sawyer – 2 Minute Shopping Spree at College City Beverage
Mystery Jail Bird – Zihuatanejo, Mexico trip for two.
So come on down(town) to the Grand and Rock the Jailhouse for Holiday Decorations with the Chamber and the NDDC!