Grafton Education Foundation ready to dish out food, fun, prizes at fundraiser on Jan. 23
Tasty fun for a good cause will top the menu Friday, Jan. 23, when the Grafton Education Foundation presents its third annual Soupor Bowl.
The fundraising event, which is sponsored by U.S. Bank, will be held at the Grafton Pub and Bowl, 1305 Wisconsin Ave.
Starting at 6 p.m., participants can sample soups from local businesses, test their skills in a bowling tournament, bid on auction items and try their luck in a $10,000 reverse cash raffle.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.
Admission includes a bowl made by a Grafton student, all-you-can-eat soup and crepes and two beverage coupons.
The fun will start with soup sampling and a live art performance by Dan Duffy from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by a voice auction with Grafton School Supt. Mel Lightner from 8 to 9 p.m., the reverse raffle at 9 p.m. with Brian Gotter of WTMJ and the bowling tournament with Andy Wiziarde at 9:30 p.m.
Raffle tickets are $100, with the sale limited to 250. The last ticket drawn will win the $10,000 grand prize.
Other awards include $750, $500 and an item from the prize table for every 20th ticket drawn.
Last year’s grand-prize winner was Cate Indermuehle.
A silent auction will include items such as a one-week stay at a Lake Michigan beach home, a complete set of braces from Mantel Orthodontics, an autographed Jonathan Lucroy baseball and 10 first-choice seats at the Grafton High School graduation.
Bids will be accepted at the event and through the foundation’s website.
Among the items offered in the live auction are a luau party for 15 at a private Grafton beach; a year of wine, roses and chocolate; a ride in a Corvette pace car in a parade; an architectural boat tour of downtown Milwaukee; and a curling party for eight.
The bowling tournament features a 9-tap format, with prizes awarded for the high and low team scores, best costumes and most spirit.
The registration fee is $32 for a four-member team. The tournament is limited to 10 teams, which can register online.
Admission and raffle tickets can be purchased at Grafton school offices, Mike Donahue & Associates and U.S. Bank in Grafton, from foundation members and through the foundation’s website.
After 9 p.m. Jan. 23, admission at the door will be $15.
Proceeds from the Soupor Bowl help the foundation award grants that enhance educational opportunities for students in Grafton public schools.
For more information, visit www.graftoneducationfoundation.org.
Image information: MEMBERS OF THE Grafton Education Foundation are getting ready for the third annual Soupor Bowl, a fundraising event that will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Grafton Pub and Bowl, 1305 Wisconsin Ave. In addition to an evening of bowling, soup sampling and auction items, the festivities will include a reverse raffle with a $10,000 grand prize. Shown with some of the raffle prizes are (front row, from left) Cindy Deck, April Shanks, Mike Cibulka, John Sladky, Bob Hoffman, Karen Walton, Carol Stillmank, (back row) Renee Riddle and Tammy Taylor. The event is sponsored by U.S. Bank. Photo by Sam Arendt