The 27th Annual Valentine’s Party in benefit of Wisconsin Badger Camp will take place on Sunday, February 9th at Pioneer Lanes. The Valentines Party features hourly raffles, silent & live auction, bake sale, meat raffles, music, food, drinks, and plenty of fun!
The Valentine’s Party was first started over 35 years ago by a group of local community members, a group of individuals with no plans on Valentine’s Day. They decided to pool their money together to see how much they could come up with. The first year they put together about $100. Those individuals took their idea one step further and decided to find an organization to give to and chose Wisconsin Badger Camp. Although then they were only pooling together around $100 every year, they are now raising thousands!
This year marks the 27th annual Valentine’s Party, although it was started some 34 years ago, it wasn’t until 27 years ago they started keeping track of the event. Every year the event committee members meet to plan the event and have thought of many different ways they could make the event better than the year before. Different activities that were added through-out the years include; a live and silent auction, bake sale and a 20/20 raffle. In the 27 years the event has been going on they have raised over $150,000 for camp!
All of the funds that are raised at the Valentine’s Party go directly to the campership program. The Campership program was set up to help campers attend camp and financially support them to help them attend camp for a week. It costs a little almost $900 to host a camper for one week of camp, but Badger Camp only charges them $700.
The Valentine’s Party event will be a fun filled event with hourly raffles; numerous prizes given away donated by local businesses, bake sale, and a silent auction! Come to Pioneer Lanes and checkout the items that you could win and enjoy some food, drinks and entertainment!
If you or someone you know would like to make a donation for the event, please contact the Wisconsin Badger Camp office at (608) 348-9689. We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, February 9h at Pioneer Lanes for a great day full of fun!