Great news! Thanks to all of our wonderful donors and supporters, the Gumbo Fundraiser dance was a huge success. In fact, this has been our best event yet! We had a record attendance on Sunday at the fundraising dance. The pay-to-dance dances, the Jack & Jill contest, and the silent auction were an unqualified success.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and Nels Petersen and Theresa Kimler, the Gumbo Fundraiser raised $10,600! We want to thank everyone who had a part in making this event so successful. There are so many people who helped to make this a success and it would be impossible to mention everyone. Just know that we are thankful to every one of you for your generosity and support. We would be remiss if we did not thank our showcase couple, Nels Petersen and Theresa Kimler. They amazed everyone in attendance with four showcase dances! They also participated in the pay-to-dance dances and danced in the social dances with those in attendance. We cannot express how grateful we are to Nels and Theresa. They donated their time and traveled here at their own expense to participate and help make the fundraiser a huge success. They also donated their coaching fees to the Gumbo Fundraiser and the University of Minnesota. Thank you, Nels and Theresa!
Our Gumbo competitors will be the benefactors from this fundraiser. Thanks to your support of the fundraiser, we will be able to offer some great scholarships for our competitors this year.