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Donations to Warm The Children, a program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review under the auspices of the Eagle River Rotary Foundation to provide winter clothing for needy children, have now reached approximately 96% toward its 2013 fundraising goal.

“We need to collect an additional $2,254 in donations in order to meet our goal of $55,000,” according to News-Review Publisher Kurt Krueger. “We will hopefully exceed the 2013 goal, en­abling us to start the 2014 season with money already in reserve.”

“We are extremely grateful for each and every donation, no matter how large or small it is,” said Sharina Adams, program coordinator.

“Our readership may not realize how groups of people who work together can make a difference,” she said.

The Eagle River Duplicate Bridge Group contributes a small amount per person each time they gather to play, enabling them to donate more than $500 to the program this year.

Another example of individuals making a difference is the in-house bake sale organized by Alicia Evensen, Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital laboratory su­pervisor, enabling them to make a sizeable donation.

“It is another example of how individuals can work together to make a large do­nation to the program,” said Adams.

It is common for people to ask family members to contribute to the program in lieu of Christmas gifts.

“Recently, a shopper’s son contributed enough to pay the clothing cost for a family of four children, saying that he knows he is blessed and wishes to contribute to a program that helps others,” said Adams.

Donations may be made by dropping them off at the News-Review office at 425 W. Mill St. in Eagle River, mailing them to Vilas County News-Review, P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521, or online at

In addition to many anonymous donors, donations were received Dec. 6-Dec. 13 from the residents in the following communities:


Eagle River

Ron Adamovich; Ecumenical Cantata Choir in honor of Lori Hunter, Norma Yaeger and Kris Eisele; Cliff and Susie Erickson; Friendship House Family Restaurant; Allan Geiger; in honor of Grandpa Grumble Guts with love from your grandchildren; Barry Holtzmann; Mary Kapke; Alice and Dan Kramer; Bob and Barbara Mather; Jeanine Mathieu; Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital bake sale proceeds; Jim and Judy Rechlitz; Mike and Stacy Richie; Raymond Rubin; Senior Eagle River Volunteer Enterprise cookie sale; Scarlet O’Hatters of the Northwoods; Karen Stanton and Roger Jehnke.



Matthew Kluetz of Morgan Stanley.



Tom and Donna Bucher, and Dennis and Mary Ann Holcomb.



Gordy and Linda Cook.


St. Germain

Bob and Chris Frenz, Sandy Koscielniak, Al and Rita Kelnhofer, and the McCor­micks.


Sayner/Star Lake

Sayner-St. Germain Fish and Wildlife Club, Mayor Dale and Debbie Buss, and Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club.


Three Lakes

J.P. and Barbara Holtz, Jordan Lindquist in honor of his Three Lakes High School teachers, Gene and Lisa Pepp, Mark and Anne Pennow, and Polarski Cedar Products.


Other Wisconsin cities

David Zumwalt, Eau Claire; Patrick and Mary Hietpas, Kaukauna; Kathy and Dick Hietpas, Little Chute; Paul and Bev Esser, Marshfield; Chris and Laurie Novy, West Allis; and Pete and Leslie Victora, Muscoda.


Other states

The Rhineharts, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Helen Heiser, Chicago, Ill.; Bill and Linn Owen, Deerfield, Ill.; Teana Wright, Inverness, Ill.; Robert T. Benos, Palatine, Ill.; Bill and Judy Pietrowicz, Wilmette, Ill.; Tom and Sue Bragiel, Wilmette, Ill.; and Jeff and Deb Faris, Carver, Minn.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:39 PM

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