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EVENT: Bras

on Dudes sets new record

The event, which raises much needed funds for locals battling cancer, broke records and then some! Holly Hansen, the Chair Committee Lead, was overwhelmed by the number of records this year’s event broke. Bras on Dudes has been held for eight years and continues to grow due to the support of community volunteers, donors and awesome Dudes! The number of bras donated set a record, the number of Dude volunteers set a record, the number of gold and silver table sponsors set a new record, but most importantly the amount of money was the biggest record breaker!

Last year a check for $8,100 was delivered to the Kootenai Cancer Center via the Windermere Foundation. This year the committee is happy to announce that record nearly doubled and this year’s check will be for $15,500.

This money helps lessen the burden of household bills for someone undergoing cancer treatments. It meets the needs of household expenses such as the electric bill, gas for the car or food on the family table which often is short due to lost wages. The event is held the last Friday in September in the Ballroom of the Eagles on Sherman!

The event would not have been a success without the countless hours of the volunteer committee members; Holly Hansen, Kari Collins, Karen Hansen, Jenna Ahearn, Isaac Loren, Blake Trimmer, Forrest McLuskie, Dawn Kelp, Brandi Binfield, Connie Vigil, Carrie Adamovich, Kat Carmack, Darin Halliday, Lynne Hammond, Jonathan Ruder, Scott Clegg, Crystal Reiber, Melonie Goodhue, Leland Beckett-Cordova and Christine Russel, The Dudes who show so much camaraderie and just enjoy having fun for a great cause: Philipp B, Blake T, Tyler Z, Eric K, Zeb R, Wyatt L, Nick S, Russ B, Nate B, Ryan B, James B, Andreas J, Bryant W, Josh G, Forrest M, Ron B, Jason C and Julian M. The generous Gold Table Sponsors: Willamette Valley Bank, Pioneer Title Co., Karen and Holly Hansen with Windermere, Sabrina Nelke with Premier Mortgage, Idaho Central Credit Union and Jennifer Smock with Windermere. The considerate Silver Table Sponsors were Deanne Bradshaw, Jennifer Neely, Amy McGehee and Holly Milani.

Thank you to our generous donations for the Bras packages and the silent auction tables from Axe Force One, Beautiful by Jen, Bella’s Brunch House, Beyond Bones Chiropractic, Bling Salon/Kathy, Bling/Christina, Bling/Katherine O’Hara, Boston’s, Brian’s Automotive, Candle in the Woods, Coeur d’Alene Eagles Aerie 486, Coeur d’Alene Photography, Bling Salon/Ariel, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, CH Catering, Chomper Café, Columbia Bank, Crafts & Lore, Custom Den, Daddys Beans Micro Roasters, Daft Badger, Dallas Blanchette, Dan Gookin, Dean Opsal, Delwyn L. Dick Family Dentistry, Eleanore’s Shoes-Holly Hansen, Follow My Lead, Galaxy Grind, Games Stop, Graphic Designs by Diana, Grind Fitness/Josie Coder, Holiday Inn Express, Holly and Karen Hansen/Windermere, Idaho Central Credit Union, Jack Forsythe/Stearns Lending, James Bartholomew, Jan Jesberger Insurance, Jeanette Davidson/Windermere, Jen Jenkins/Pioneer Title, Kootenai Imaging, Kroc Center, Lake City Shoe Repair, Luba Photography, Luminous Skin w/Amanda, Mad Bomber, Mango Tree, Mint Condition, Minute Press, Nate Breazile Home Inspection, One Way Signs, Pastry & More, Petal Pushers, Pioneer Title, Premier Mortgage, Pulse Productions/Travis B., Relic Smokehouse, Rich Dussell/Windermere, Row Adventures, Ruby Frog Entertainment, Runge Furniture, Schindler Mack Insurance, Selkirk Abbey, Seright’s Ace Hardware, Shades Window Tinting, Shenango, Silverwood Theme Park, Spa Elegance, Storming Normans/Shipfaced Saloon, The Rusty Star, Toni Williams Massage Therapist, Toro Viejo, Triple Play, TT’s Ironside Brewery, Two Reed Productions, Walmart, Westwood Brewing Co, Willamette Valley Bank and Zach Nordmeyer.

KAREN HANSEN

Windermere Foundation

CEREMONY: Thanks for supporting veterans

The city of Rathdrum, American Legion Post 154 and the N.W. Guardian Riders would like to thank the following groups and organizations for their help and contribution to this year’s Veterans Recognition Ceremony that was held on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Rathdrum. Thank you to the Idaho State Police, Lakeland School District No. 272, Mark Sescilla and Family, Lakeland Cheer Team, Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 2317, Girl Scout Troop 2448, Lake City Church, Westwood Pioneers 4H Club, Dan Dearmond and David James BBQ in Coeur d’Alene.

ERIC SINGER

Rathdrum

ST. VINCENT: Luncheon ‘souports’ warming center

On Nov. 14, St. Vincent de Paul celebrated their 10th annual Souport the End of Homelessness luncheon. It was a wonderful day as our community came together to sample more than 175 gallons of soup and share a common goal, to raise money for the SVDP winter warming center. This center is the only one in our area and is available to anyone without warmth and shelter when the temperature dips below 28 degrees.

Our sponsors this year included Atchley Financial Group, bankcda, Buffalo Export, Great Floors, Heritage Health, Humana, ICCU, Mountain West Bank, Northwest Specialty Hospital, P1FCU, Pacific Source Health Plans, Pilgrim’s Market, STCU and Vanhoff’s Garden Center, among others.

The event was made possible due to all the amazing businesses, organizations and individuals who each made five gallons of soup. Almost every imaginable soup was available! Wild rice, chicken, lobster bisque, cold squash, white chili, red chili and potato were just some of the choices.

The winner this year of the People’s Choice Award was Panhandle Kiwanis. Chomper Café won the Chef’s Pick Award and Century 21 Beutler & Associates won for the best decorated table. Thank you to everyone who came and showed your support. When you go to sleep tonight in a warm home, know you are making this possible for those less fortunate.

On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Board, employees, Souport Committee and volunteers, thank you!

BARB SMALLEY

Development Director, St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho

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