Fort Riley Spouses Club
Tim Selby, VP Communications
November 18, 2019
FORT RILEY SPOUSES CLUB HOSTS RECORD-BREAKING FALL FUNDRAISER
Mad for Plaid Lumberjack Bash Bashes Records
FORT RILEY, KANSAS, November 18, 2019 — The Fort Riley Spouses Club set new records for attendance and funds raised at its annual tree, wreath, and holiday décor auction fundraiser, Mad for Plaid Lumberjack Bash on Saturday, November 16, at Riley’s Community Center on Fort Riley.
The Fort Riley Spouses Club raised 43% more than last year’s fall fundraiser, with 47% more tickets sold. Over 170 attendees bid on 16 gourmet desserts and 31 silent auction items including a fire pit with skewers and s’mores ingredients, holiday wreaths and trees, and loads of other goods to make the best of winter in Kansas. Attendees enjoyed Plinko, opportunity drawings, and axe throwing with Axe to Grind’s indoor foam axes before bidding began in a live auction. 13 items were up for grabs, including a handmade quilt, a Christmas tree full of gift cards, and a humidor with twelve cigars. Items were donated by several Fort Riley units, coffee groups, and other organizations. Allen Dinkel, City Manager of Junction City, served as auctioneer for the third time in two years at a Fort Riley Spouses Club fundraiser.
The Fort Riley Spouses Club (FRSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social and charitable organization serving the active duty and veteran service members and their families in the Fort Riley area, raising and distributing money in the form of grants and scholarships while supporting its members with volunteer, fundraising, networking, and professional development opportunities. Its membership is comprised of active duty and veteran spouses of all ranks and backgrounds who wish to make a positive impact on their community. In addition to monthly member luncheons and numerous sub-club activities, the FRSC hosts two fundraisers in November and March of each year. Grants and scholarships are distributed each May. The FRSC distributed $32,000 in May 2019, with a goal of distributing $40,000 in May 2020.
If you would like to help the Fort Riley Spouses Club reach its fundraising goal, or to join, please visit http://www.fortrileyspousesclub.org/fundraising to find out how you can help or get involved. The next fundraiser will be Honky Tonk @ the RCC on March 21, 2020.