Thank you, gala supporters

The 11th annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala benefiting the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center was a huge success! Following the afternoon storms, the sun reappeared and over 200 guests enjoyed a warm summer evening attending the gala in support of the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. This year, the event raised over $25,000. .

The proceeds from this event will be used to continue our environmental education programming at the center which includes school programs, science lessons for home-schoolers, programs for developmentally disabled Science Days, summer camps, adult education programs and more.

Major corporate sponsor: Clouse Construction Corp.

Gold corporate sponsors: Clouse Electric, Sacksteder Worland Insurance Agency Inc.

Bronze corporate sponsors: Diebley Brothers Drainage, Old Fort Banking Co., The Advertiser-Tribune, Weininger Family Dentistry.

Patron corporate sponsors: Corporate One Benefits; Dundore Plumbing, Heating & Cooling; Fabrizio & Shultz, CPAs; Jeffrey Shawberry, DDS; Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital; Spectrum Eye Care Inc.; Traunero Funeral Home & Crematory.

Gold event sponsor: Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial.

Silver event sponsor: Linda S. Ritzler, CPA.

Bronze event sponsor: Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Patron event sponsors: Poet Biorefining, Tiffin University, Beerco, Karen Sue Wikoff, ECS Solutions-ECS Billing & Consulting South Inc., Heidelberg University, Woleslagel Moving Co. Inc., Unew Tent Rental, Superior Energy Solutions, Cole Family Foundation, The Doepker Group.

Live and silent auction, raffle and green tent items: Brad Wise, Reineke Ford Dealerships, Fred Zoeller, Mohawk Country Club, Seneca Hills Golf Course, Clinton Heights Golf Club, Loudon Meadows Golf Club, Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Lakeland Golf Club, Findlay Country Club, Fremont Country Club, Sawmill Creek Golf Club, Mills Creek Golf Course Club House, Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Beerco, Top Gun Drywall, Phillips Electric, Brian Bennett of Bennett’s Skyview, Sister Paulette Schroeder, National Great Lakes Museum, Goodtime Lake Erie Island Cruises, Miller Boat Line, McCarthy’s Irish Pub, Island Transportation Inc., The Cole Family Foundation, Walmart, Father Frank Murd,

Tom and Linda Lambert of Bella Cuisine, Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, Jumpers Wild, African Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, St. Francis Community, Sisters of Genevieve House, Yolanda Gonzales, Andria Marquis, Patricia Thayer, Shurtech Brands, Expired Time Escape Room, The Ritz Theatre, Cinemark, Clover Club, Friend of FELC, Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Dawn, Gervasi Vineyard, Sister Jane Frances Omlor, Melissa DeMoss, Shoe Sensation, Great Lakes Gourmet Spice Co., SpiritSpace Gift Shop, Jillybean Junction, Eagle Creek Golf Course, Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course and Restaurant, The 4th Corner, The Head Shed, Bohemian Bead Rhapsody, Sister Dorothy Forman, Sam’s Club, Great Clips, Big Boy Restaurant, Sister Laurene Toeppe, Cooper Mill in Bucyrus, Rosie’s Soup-N-Such, T.J. Willie’s, Benchwarmers, Viaduct, Dominos, Baker’s Pizza, Fu Lin Buffet, AJ’s Heavenly Pizza, McGowan’s Tavern, Hunan King, New Riegel Café, Berg Bistro 1850, Lee’s Famous Recipe, The Steer Barn, Organic Valley, Friends of Tiffin Parks & Recreation Department, North Central Electric Cooperative, St. Francis Senior Ministries, Bob and Dorothy Forney.

Special thanks to the following for discounts, donations and other services:

St. Francis Convent maintenance staff, Sisters of St. Francis Volunteers, St. Francis Home, Father Tony Gallagher, Columbian boys cross country team,

Scott and Donna Swartz, Theis Septic Cleaning, Molyet’s Farm Market, Sister Rosann Morman, Tom Inderrieden, James and Marilyn Deats, Phillip’s Electric,

Diversified Graphics, Auctioneer Clayton Near, Master of Ceremonies David Zak, John and Joyce Millar, Father Frank Murd, Maureen Menacher, Thomas and Eileen Balduf, Tina Doepker, Anthony Reser, Omer Schroeder, George Marsh and MaryAnn Rickus, John and Karen Granata, Sisters Donating Baked Goods, CROSSWAEH, Kroger.

Without the generosity of our corporate sponsors, event sponsors and other donors and the dedication of time and energy from our committee members and volunteers, this event would not be possible!

With sincere gratitude,

The 2018 Gala Committee: Katie Clark, Father Frank Murd, Sister Shirley Shafranek, Sister Jackie Doepker, Dan Doepker, Andria Marquis and Doris Mareches