June 20, 2011

On February 21, 2011 it was announced we will begin the process of raising funds to establish a dive rescue program.  This endeavor was a high level of priority given the tragic events over the course of the last year.  We have seen a dramatic increase in ice/water rescue calls over the past five years.

Initial operational start-up and annual maintenance costs are approximately $90,000.  This amount will train and equip up to 12 NMFR members for water rescue incidents requiring dive capabilities. 

The first fundraiser set at Waverly Beach is going to be ROCKING Friday night with Vic Ferrari. Early ticket sales have been going strong and it’s not too late to get your advance tickets. Stop by one of our ticket locations listed below. The only way to be eligible for the door prizes is with an ADVANCE ticket. A $10 donation gets you entered into our door prize raffle as well as an evening filled with great music, fabulous raffles, a paddlewheel, and more fun than you can imagine! If available, tickets at the door will be $15.

Tickets are available at any Neenah Menasha Fire Station, the Holiday Inn in Appleton, Kountry Bar in Appleton, Holt’s Jewelry in Neenah and the Cedar Bar and Grill in Neenah.

Featured raffle and silent auction prizes include …
A tabletop arcade game from Amusement Devices, Packer Autographed Football, $200 Makeover from CTI Appleton, Tattoo Gift Certificate, Baskets GALORE, Weekend Packages at the Holiday Inn Appleton and Mole Lake Casino, and a Manawa Bed and Breakfast stay. Several golf packages, an entertainment center with a TV, ¼ barrel parties, PAC tickets, Gift certificates from area businesses too numerous to mention!

In addition to the raffles everyone with an advance ticket purchase is eligible for our door prizes. There will also be paddlewheel raffles throughout the evening.

NEED A RIDE? We are offering a shuttle from two locations that will run two trips over and two trips back ! Please contact the Cedar Bar and Grill on Commercial Street or Mikeee’s Payne’s Point on County Road A for details. A $5 donation is requested per person. Our appreciation goes out to Karen Cowling our volunteer driver and Kobussen Bus for the affordable pricing. Sign up early to get the time you prefer. Seating is first come first serve.

First Shuttle leaves Mikeee’s at 5:30 pm – picks up at Cedar on the way to Waverly. Second shuttle leaves Mikeee’s at 7:30 pm.  Return from Waverly at either 10:00 pm or midnight.
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