Thanks to our GREAT COMMUNITY of SUPPORTERS
It was a party.
It was a great outpouring of support for Ruth’s House.
It took less than a minute of Fund-a-Need bidding to raise the $15,000 matching funds needed to secure our HUD Grant worth $185,000. It will take a few weeks to tally all of the generous contributions received throughout the evening–from the Silent Auction, Live Auction, Dessert Auction, Wine Wall Raffle, and Fund-a-Need for 2019 Capitol Projects. Our sincere thanks to everyone in the community who supported this event and who support Ruth’s House throughout the year.
For more information please contact Suzzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-334-5043.
Repairs Completed since the 2018 Gala
Theme and Decorations
It’s the HEARTS GALA! Once again the Decorating Committee will transform the American Legion in Faribault into “Party Central.” Dress in your favorite comfortable party clothes (hot pink is the color this year) and plan to sit with friends at the tables seating 8-10 people.
The Dessert Auction
The Wine Wall:
Four bottles of wine, each valued at $50, will be among the bottles of red and white wine in Wine Wall Raffle.
2019 Gala Committee
Committee Members: Joyce Elsen (chair), Christiana Adams, Elaine Anderstrom, Kari Boldt, Chuck Budde, Cassandra Cook-Quarry, Casi Cross, Suzzanne Fox, Brenna Gardner, Marcy Goss, Matt Gustafson, Ruth Hickey, Ruth Hildebrandt, Rose Leifeld-Brennan, Isabell O’Connor, Sue Rodman, Michelle Simpson, Kathy Tonolli, Jeanne Ullian, Ruth Wirtzfeld.
HEIRLOOM HALL TREE perfect for an entry way or just about any room in your house. It is made from a door original to the 1895 Cassius Buck House (on the National Register of Historic Places ) that is now occupied by Ruth’s House. Consisting primarily of mahogany the “front” side is beautifully finished while the “back” side still reveals the wear of over a generation of use. Woodworking by Chris Becker.
Fabulous THREE NIGHT (four-day) stay for FOUR PEOPLE in TWO ROOMS at a Caesar Property Hotel in Las Vegas AND a $1000 Delta Airline Miles Voucher (can be used for any travel).
A Flower Arrangement a Month for One Year donated by Bloom Floral Designs.
Indulge yourself or someone you love every month with this package of twelve pedicures. Donated by Sunset Salon.
Private DINNER FOR TEN at your home catered by Chef Jeff LaBeau of the Depot Bar & Grill in Faribault. Donated by Jeff LaBeau. (Does not include alcohol.)
Day at the Capitol with Senator John Jasinski and Representative Brian Daniels.
Studio Vintage Sunburst 2017 T Guitar featuring: “slim taper neck, scorching pickups, and iconic design.” Donated by Gibson.
Start the night right by bidding on the first item to be auctioned off at the Gala. If you are the winning bidder, this beautiful red, pink, and white centerpiece will be at your Gala table for the entire evening and then safely wrapped for you to take home.
This is a two and one-half hour zip line adventure including 14 zip lines as well as a suspension bridge and a spiral staircase. Donated by Kerfoot Canopy Tour.
Pair of men’s red, black, and white, size 11 K2 rollerblades.
Brown wicker picnic basket with service for four: mugs, napkins, glasses, plates and silverware.
Beautiful silver and pearl necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.
Stunning black and silver necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.
Elegant light green necklace donated by Isabell O’Connor.
Two tickets to a 2018-2019 production at the Guthrie Theater. Donated by the Guthrie Theater.
Surly Sack containing a men’s and a women’s shirt, four pint glasses, a hat, and a $20 gift card. Donated by Surly Brewing Company.
Family Four Pack includes a 90 minute excursion on the North Shore Scenic Railroad (2018/2019). Donated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad.
Deluxe overnight accommodations for two at The Saint Paul Hotel. Donated by The Saint Paul Hotel.
Two All-Day Ski or Snowboard Lift Tickets at Buck Hill. Donated by Buck Hill.
A basket full of Duck Tape goodies, including poster putty, socket sealers, easy liner, and window roll kit. Donated by Duck Tape Company.
Two Laser Tag Walk-in Packages at Grand Slam. Donated by Grand Slam.
Four VIP passes to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Donated by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Handmade Child’s Pink Fleece Poncho donated by Karen Churchill.
Norwex Gift Basket donated by Sharon Dell.
Three-Month Family Membership to Fit for Life donated by Fit for Life.
Lady’s Hooded Cape donated by Annie Belle Creations
Apple Creek photo in a handcrafted, inlaid frame. “This is a photograph that can never be duplicated. The ice on the creek built up and totally destroyed the tree.” Donated by Angell’s Images.
Down to Earth Stoneware and Raku Pottery Bird Bath. The glaze is food safe and it can also be used as a serving dish. Donated by Dianne Lockerby.
Painted “CAT” Rock donated by Shirley Rainey Rosett.
Store your treasures in these Keepsake Boxes handcrafted of exotic aromatic red cedar. Crafted and donated by Becker Woodcraft.
Two Golden Tickets and two 44 oz. boxes of popcorn. Donated by Emagine Entertainment: The Magic of Movies & More.
Heirloon Quality Sampler Quilt and Two Shams pieced and sewn by Janet Tangren and machine-quilted by Val Poock. Quilt measures 98″ x 98″=large queen. Donated by Janet Tangren.
Globe Bar on Wood Stand. Donated by Friends of Ruth’s House.
Wooden Train Set donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program. Restorative Justice: Making Things Right
Wooden Doll House/Bookshelf (32″ x 35″‘ 47″ tall) donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program.
Penguin, Whale, and Lion Wooden Puzzles for children donated by the Faribault Restorative Justice Program.
One night stay in a standard room (weekday) or RV Park and up to $25.00 in the Meadows Buffet or Firefly Lounge at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort. Donated by Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort.
Complimentary One-Bedroom, Seven Night / Eight Day Stay at Crown Point Resort in the Ozarks. Certificate must be used within one year of issuance. Certificate NOT valid from May 10-September 21. Certificate based on availability. Donated by Crown Point Resort.
Red Bull Counter Top Cooler donated by Lunds & Byerlys
Cruise with the Elsens! Pontoon Cruise on Shields Lake. Bring up to Six People. Donated by Joyce and Rick Elsen.
This package includes 5 lip balms, a Badger balm for hardworking hands, a headache soother, a sleep balm, 4 travel Aromatherapy’s, and a sore muscle rub. Donated by the Badger Company.
Several Groupings of Fishing and Hunting Items. Donated by John and Patricia Petersen.
Items include quality rod and reel, vest, 303 cleaners and protectants, gun case, back pack, cooler, cookware (BBQ tools, griddle), PFD, and MORE.
Cool Mike’s Hard Lemonade 26″ beach cruiser bike. Donated by Suzzanne Fox.
Eighteen holes of golf at Fox Hills Resort. Donated by Fox Hills Resort.
Mystic Lake Casino one-night stay (double-occupancy) and two meals at the buffet. Donated by Mystic Lake Casino.
Tote Bag filled with Beauty Supplies–Rusk Deepshine STR8 Iron, Shampoo and Conditioner. Donated by Studio 14 Salon and Spa.
Two Tickets to see a great hockey game–the Minnesota Wild vs. the Nashville Predators at 7:30pm on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Xcel Energy Center.
Seats are right up from the goalie.(Section 123, Row 4, Seats 12 & 13) Also includes a small Wild Cooler and Wild Glasses.
Donated by Paul Mendoza, Advanced First Aid, Inc.
Handmade Minnesota Vikings Blanket. Donated by Doris Hendrickson.
Decorative Wooden Birdhouses donated by Faribault Restorative Justice
Beautiful Console Table and Lamp for your home. Donated by Erickson Furniture.
Special package includes a coffee mug, two specialty coffee packs and socks. Donated by Finally A Gift Store.
Certificate for 15 lb smoked ham. Donated by Nerstrand Meats and Catering.
History Buff book basket and Minnesota Authors book basket. Both donated by the AAUW Faribault branch.
Two Gift Cards worth $50 each. Donated by Joe’s Sports Café.
Two sets of 10 tickets for the Faribault Family Aquatic Center. Donated by Faribault Parks and Recreation.
Gift Certificate worth $20 for shopping at Fashions on Central. Donated by Fashions on Central/Buckham West.
Two Certificates for 2 pies. Donated by the Trinity Pie Makers.
R. F. Moeller Jeweler $250 Gift Certificate. Donated by R. F. Moeller Jeweler.
Opportunity to sample the Millner Heritage wine and cider with your winning bid on one of several baskets of Millner Heritage red and white wine or cider. Donated by Dean Manz for Millner Heritage Winery & Cidery.
It’s a KITCHEN BASKET filled with goodies including some special Pampered Chef items!
Basket with some of your favorite Mary Kay items (three eye shadows and a mug) as well as a $25 Mary Kay Gift Certificate. Donated by Jean Wakely.
Large Wooden Bird Feeder. Donated by Harry Dell.
Two tickets to the Mardi Gras Ball featuring Music of the Viennese ballroom, New Orleans Mardi Gras, and traditional dance music with full symphony orchestra. We encourage you to come in costume or dressed in your fineries (but not required). Includes hors d’oeuvres. Friday, March 1, 2019, 8:00 pm , Northfield Ballroom. Donated by the Northfield Arts Guild
Fifty dollars in Northfield Chamber Bucks. Donated by the Heritage Bank of Dennison.
Floral Print donated by Carla Thompson of the Barefoot Studio in Northfield.
Delta Soft Touch Faucet as well as installation by a licensed plumber. Donated by Paul’s Plumbing and Heating.
Bed and Breakfast at the Northfield Inn. Donated by the Northfield Inn.
Two – $20 gift cards for the Signature Bar & Grill. Donated by The Signature Bar & Grill.
Growler from the Tanzenwald Brewing Company in Northfield. Donated by the Tanzenwald Brewing Company.
Two – 18 hole Rounds of Golf (with cart) at The Summit Golf Club. Valid Monday-Friday. Donated by the Summit Golf Club.
Two – 18 hole Rounds of Golf (with cart) at Southern Hills Golf Course. Valid Monday-Friday. Donated by the Southern Hills Golf Course.
Two Golden Tickets to The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Includes dinner and show for two people. Donated by the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Two 18 hole Rounds of Golf at The Legacy Golf. Donated by The Legacy Golf.
Unique gift for someone special–a Singing Valentine by a quartet from The Lakelanders. Donated by the Lakelander Chorus.
Two Golden Tickets to The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Includes dinner and show for two people. Donated by the KDHL.
Decorative Standing Birdhouse. Donated by Marcella von Ruden.
Baby Basket filed with Young Living products–baby shampoo, wipes, baby oil, diaper rash cream, baby lotion, linen spray, a towel, and wash cloth. Donated by Erin Gillen-Bauer.
Handcrafted wooden items (cribbage board, cheese board, keepsake box, and cutting boards. Donated by Craig Aman.
“Alex and Ani” Prosperity Bracelet.
Two – $25 Gift cards to the Chianti Grill or Porterhouse Steak & Seafood.
A Private Group Tasting at Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars. Donated by Northfield Olive Oils & Vinegars.
Two – 4 Pack Movie passes at Red Wing Cinema 8. Donated by Red Wing Cinema 8.
One-Year Family Membership and Two tickets to Last Train to Nibroc. Donated by the Paradise Theater
Chasing Dreams: Living Life One Yard at a Time. Book donated by the Faribault American Legion Post 43.
Gift Card for $25 along with selected merchandise. Donated by Community Co-op.
Dog Basket filled with Baked dog treats, Smart leash, Bones, Coffee Mug, and Ball. Donated by Chuck & Don’s Pet Food & Supplies.
Minnesota Wild Autographed Cap and Wild Gift Pack. Donated by Minnesota Wild.
Tickets to see the Minnesota Timberwolves. Donated by the Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx.
Brie and Wine Basket AND a $25 gift card to The Cheese Cave. Donated by LaVonne Brick.
Tastefully Simple Basket. Donated by LaVonne Brick.
Two – $25.00 Gift Certificates to Brick Oven Bakery. Donated by Brick Oven Bakery.
Canterbury Park “A Day at the Races” includes reserved clubhouse seating for four; complimentary admission and programs for four; and Clubhouse Buffet for four. Donated by Canterbury Park.
18 Hole Greens Fee for Four Players (golf cart not included). Donated by Northfield Golf Club.
Vikings Helmet autographed by Harrison Smith. Donated by the Minnesota Vikings.
Harrison Smith is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round, 29th overall of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for Notre Dame.
Pastel pieced quilt (60″ x 74″) by Barb Wegner. Made and donated by Barb Wegner.
A bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine. Donated by Carriage House Liquor.
Art, but a Real Log Cabin for the birds. Donated by Dale Smith.
Gift Basket filled assorted Minnesota food products and a certificate for $10.00. Donated by The Cheese Cave.
Bottle of wine “wrapped” in a Four-Wrap Bracelet. Donated by Natalie Smith.