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Young at Heart Celebration 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th annual Young at Heart Celebration!  It was a huge success and a fun time was had by all.  Net proceeds for this year’s Young at Heart and for the support in developing the Butterfly Garden totaled $36,000!  The event was held Friday, May 16, 2014 at South Hills Golf and Country Club, and honored the 2014 recipients of the Friend of the Museum Award and the Impact Awards.

2014 Friend of the Museum Award

Stone Family Foundation

The Friend of the Museum Award honors individuals and organizations that significantly advance the museum’s ability to build opportunities for children to experience, explore, discover and make sense of their world.  

2014 Impact Awards

Kathy & Dave Cook, Cook’s Construction

Julie & Brian Balson, Gallery & Frame Shop

The Impact Award honors individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on supporting the development of the museum over the past year.


 2014 Young at Heart Raffle Winners

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort (link) – Winner:  Burt Steffes
2-night stay in a “Northwoods” double suite and waterpark passes for 6 guests
Valued at $600

American Girl – “Isabelle” Doll, Outfit and Book (link) - Winner:  Lora Vliet
Valued at $160

Skateboard, Pogo-Stick & Helmet from Attitude Sports (link) – Winner: Event Attendee
Valued at $160

Olsen’s Auto Spa (link) – Winner:  Stacey Mertens
Ultimate Cleaning
 Valued at $175

Stuart’s Spring Clean Up (link) – Winner:  Tim Olig
Valued at $150

Massage & Facial Package (link) – Winner:  Michael Brooks
by Stacey Loehr Mertens
Valued at $100

Trinity Restaurant (link) – Winner:  Dana Nett
$100 Gift Certificate

Saavy Boutique – Winner:  Melissa Kowalski
$100 Gift Certificate

Botanicals Floral Package (link) – Winner:  Loree Olsen
$100 Gift Certificate

Schmid Custom Cleaning - Winner: Dwayne and Christine
2 Hours, 2 People and Products
$100 Gift Certificate

Signature/Boat Raffle – Winner:  Dr. Karen Meyer
Donated by Mercury Marine
Valued at $2,200


Special Thanks

Event Sponsors

  • Rose and Tim Ahern
  • Ann and Dick Blamey
  • Children’s Museum Board of Directors
  • Ann and Shawn Kelly – Wempner’s School of Dance
  • Mercury Marine
  • Dr. Karen Meyer & Kurt Krueger
  • Jeff and Andrea Nuss & Troy and Polly Nachreiner – Muthig Industries, Inc.
  • Burt Steffes, MD
  • Andrea and John Welsch

Table Sponsors

  • Agnesian HealthCare
  • Bank of Oakfield
  • Burg Homes & Design / Otter Creek Landscape
  • Burt Steffes, MD
  • C.D. Smith
  • Dr. Karen Meyer and Kurt Krueger
  • Joan and Richard Kleinfeldt
  • Muthig Industries
  • National Exchange Bank and Trust
  • Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
    • (John Korb, Mike Korb, Carl Helleberg and John Welsch)

Raffle, Auction and In-kind Donors:

  • Attitude Sports
  • Bob and Bonnie’s Donuts and Cakes
  • Botanicals Floral Studio
  • Kristine and John Buelow
  • Crazy Cake Pop Lady
  • Dr. Amy Emmer-Sheldon
  • Gallery & Frame Shop
  • The Goldsmith –  Ron and Terri Emanuel
  • Todd, Pam and Katie Hammond
  • Mike and Melissa Hierl
  • Hughes Chocolates
  • Joan King
  • Mercury Marine
  • Model Cleaners
  • Dr. Karen Meyer and Kurt Krueger
  • Olsen’s Auto Spa
  • Print Right
  • Saavy Boutique
  • Schmid Custom Cleaning
  • Schreiner’s Restaurant and Bernie’s Pub
  • Dr. Mary Schultz
  • South Hills Golf and Country Club
  • The Spice Crate
  • Stacey Loehr Mertens
  • Stephanie’s Sweets
  • Stuart’s Landscaping and Garden Center
  • Tamara’s the Cake Guru
  • Trinity Restaurant
  • Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
  • The Wreath Factory / Otter Creek Landscape

Planning Committee

  • Alysia Hopper (Chair)
  • Michael Beeck
  • Heather Biró
  • Kristine Buelow
  • Dr. Amy Emmer-Sheldon
  • Dr. Brenda Grass
  • Melissa Hierl
  • Kristin Lenz
  • Dr. Karen Meyer & Kurt Krueger
  • Cheri Neitzel
  • Andrea Nuss
  • Heather Reilley
  • Andrea Welsch
  • Katie Zurawski