Thank You for Caring!

“Thank you for caring” was our motto for our 2013 Annual Fall Scholarship Banquet, held last Saturday at the Bluff. We had our highest attendance yet at 156 attendees. It was a night full of fun, with raffle games, heads and tails, a silent and live auction, and of course fantastic, tasty food. Dave Thompson, our auctioneer for the evening, did a great job of motivating our guests! From start to finish, the evening was splendid!

Thank you to all of our Fall Scholarship Banquet Attendees!

Thank you to all of our Fall Scholarship Banquet Attendees!

This Scholarship Banquet is one of our most important events on site, because it really helps further our mission of promoting connections between people and the natural world. The money raised at our banquet provides students with the trip of a lifetime at Eagle Bluff, who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Eagle Bluff is an independent, non-profit organization, which is funded solely by user fees and donations. We considered this year’s banquet to be a success not only due to our high attendance, but also because of the record amount of money raised.

So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to our attendees who donated their time and money to raise a grand total of $41,386!

If you are interested in contributing to Eagle Bluff’s programs, but were unable to attend our banquet, you can visit our Ways to Give page to find out how!

Please enjoy some photos from our event below, and again, thank you to ALL of Eagle Bluff’s supporters. We wouldn’t be a successful organization without your generosity!

A lovely set-up!

A lovely set-up!

Board Member Dan Christenson and guest up front by the Wine Raffle.

Board Member Dan Christenson and a supporter up front by the Wine Raffle.

Board member Sue Schreurs chats with former board members Kevin and Corky Waite.

Board member Sue Schreurs chats with former board members Kevin and Corky Waite.

Naturalist Brynn and Graduate Naturalist Mary working the room!

Naturalist Brynn and Graduate Naturalist Mary working the room, encouraging ticket purchases for the Wine Raffle and Heads and Tails!

Naturalists Hannah, Ben, and Jody pose for a nice photo by the Buy It Now Board.

Naturalists Hannah, Ben, and Jody pose for a nice photo by the Buy It Now Board.

Wendy Moon and Jan Hill enjoying some tasty hors d'ouerves!

Wendy Moon and Jan Hill enjoying some tasty hors d’ouerves! Those Baked Potatoes wrapped in bacon were phenomenal!

These attendees have finished their appetizers and are ready for the meal!

These attendees have finished their appetizers and are ready for the meal!

Naturalists Miriam, Brenna, and Jody did a great job helping out!

Naturalists Miriam, Brenna, and Jody did a great job helping out with many different jobs throughout the night!

Board Member Barb Mielke checks out our Wine Raffle Prize Package options!

Board Member Barb Mielke checks out our Wine Raffle Prize Package options!

We all enjoyed a tasty apple cake to finish off the night!

We all enjoyed a tasty apple cake to finish off the night! Our kitchen staff do such great work!

Some of our guests participated in a game of Heads and Tails for the chance to win one of two prize packages.

Some of our guests participated in a game of Heads and Tails for the chance to win one of two prize packages.

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