Historical Society raises $1800 with meat raffle

BeerBellys teamed up with the Princeton Historical Society on Saturday, February 25 to hold a meat raffle and more in support of Phase 2 of the Folklore Museum renovation. Vickie Wielgosh is the Chairwoman of this project. Wielgosh said, “The raffle was more successful than we could have expected with a total of $1800.00 raised. We raised $700.00 from the basket raffles and $1100.00 from the meat raffles. That means with the matching grant from the Princeton Chamber of Commerce we actually gained $3600.00.”
“We certainly would do it again. There isn’t a more fun way to raise funds. Great company, great food, and drinks, and almost no work,” said Wielgosh. BeerBellys was packed, a regular said that he had never seen so many people there on a Saturday afternoon. They were serving lasagna and there were snowmobilers stopping in regularly. Wielgosh continued, “The Princeton Historical Society has a really big thank you first to BeerBelly’s for running the raffles as well as donating gift certificates to raffle off. Even though they probably run a meat raffle every month they have it down pat and there’s a lot that goes into it.”
“Matt and his crew get the crowd revved up and excited to open their wallets. Thank you to the Jim Hebbe family, John and Barb Bednarek, Donna Prachel, Mark Kramer, Chris and Jim Frasier, and Vickie Wielgosh for creating such beautiful items to raffle off. And of course, to all
the folks that attended. If they didn’t open their wallets wide, it certainly wouldn’t have been the success it was.“ The funds will go to the revitalization of Phase 2 of the Folklore Museum. We are now starting to raise the floor in the truck dock area to the level of the rest of the museum with matching wood planks.”
“An exit door, outdoor ramp and area dedicated to volunteers (past and present) on the Highway
23 entrance is being designed with installation coming soon so watch for our progress as you drive or walk by. After the floor is raised then the rest of the stud work will get done. More updates are coming soon.”
“I want to thank everyone who is responding to our call for help to finish this most wonderful museum to secure our history,” concluded Wielgosh. Contact Vickie Wielgosh, Princeton Historical Society Renovation Chairwoman at 920-291-5434 or Vickie.wielgosh@yahoo.com to
find out how you can contribute.

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