“Songs of the Season” Benefiting the American Red Cross

IvoryWind at the Steakhouse 024 “Songs of the Season”

A Candlelight Performance

Ivory Wind with Strings

Joyce Josie, Piano    Ann Stevens, Flute      Laurie Young, Violin

Saturday, December 8th

Time: 6:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Weyauwega

200 South Pine Street


Free Will Offering

to support Disaster Relief and Service to the Armed Forces

Picture  yourself  in  a  quiet  sanctuary,  candles  glowing  in  each  window  and  the  lights  of  the  Christmas  tree  softly  shining.  Join  with kindred  spirits  on  Saturday,  December  8th  beginning  at  6:30p.m.  for an  evening  of  Christmas  musical  selections  on  piano,  flute  and violin.  First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Weyauwega  will  host  Ivory  Wind with  Strings  Attached  as  they  present  their  third  annual  performance of  “Songs  of  the  Season”  benefiting  the  local  chapter  of  the American  Red  Cross  HEROES.  The  ensemble  includes  Joyce  Josie  on piano (ivory),  Ann  Stevens  on  flute  (wind) and  Laurie  Young  on violin (strings attached).  Each  extends  a  warm  welcome  and  an escape  from  the  hectic  rush  of  the  holidays  for  an  evening  of  musical  reflection  and  refreshments. 

Betina and Donald Driver to Support American Red Cross in “Dancing” Fundraiser

Matching mirror ball trophies could soon be on display at the Driver house if Betina Driver is the top fundraiser at Dancing with our Stars 2013 for the American Red Cross. The wife of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is one of 9 local “celebrities” set to compete in the event, which supports local Red Cross efforts.

“We’re thrilled both Betina and Donald Driver will be part of Dancing with our Stars 2013,” said Steve Hansen, Regional Chapter Executive for the American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin. “I believe they will not only bring a high level of energy, enthusiasm and passion to the dance floor but also to raising funds on behalf of the Red Cross.”

Mrs. Driver has plenty to live up to when it comes to dancing after her husband took home the mirror ball trophy earlier this year on the 14th season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Those dance moves will again be on display as Donald Driver will serve as Betina’s dance partner at the event.

The Red Cross will host a kickoff party Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m. to unveil the complete 2013 “star dancer” lineup. It includes top executives, small business owners and members of the media. The invitation-only event will take place on the Club Level of the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Dancing with our Stars is now in its fifth year and it is has been a sold-out event each year. Not only do those in attendance support local efforts, so can those not attending as the “star dancers” receive votes in the form of donations to the Red Cross. One dollar equals one vote. All funds raised support disaster prevention, preparation and relief, the life-saving training of first aid, CPR/AED classes, collection and testing of blood and blood products, support to military members serving around the globe, the transportation program and international programs.

Dancing with our Stars 2013 will take place Saturday, February 23rd at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. Information about tickets will be available in January. More event information can be found on the following Red Cross platforms:

Website: redcross.org/newisconsin

Dancing with our Stars blog: redcrossdwosblog.org

Facebook: facebook.com/NEWRedCross

Twitter: @NEWRedCross (#dwos to join the conversation!)

The Green Bay Packers, the Oneida Nation, Festival Foods, Schneider National, WBAY-TV, WIXX and the Green Bay Press-Gazette are proud sponsors of the event.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Every Step and Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Pictured are some fourth grade students presenting the money to three area Red Cross Volunteers.

Students at Woodland Elementary, in Kingsford, MI, recently did a “Walk for Tornado Victims“. Students sought pledges from friends and family to support them in the walk.  Students and Staff at Woodland walked two miles on Friday. May 11th. 

The students raised $2564 for the Red Cross.  The Red Cross will target this money for victims from the recent tornadoes in Tornado Alley.

Tailgaiting for a Cause


(l-r) Joe Hannon, Jody Weyers, Andy Kaye, Mauree Childress and Steve Hansen

“We are excited to say we doubled the funds raised from last year for the American Red Cross,” said Andy Kaye, Co-Owner, of Recoveron Restoration. “When we started the tailgates the main objective was to raise funds for American Red Cross and increase awareness of the needs of our community and we are excited to see it working,” said Kaye.

Andy, his staff and their friends and family put on a free tailgate party for the community at six home games this Packers season. Guests were treated to brat, burgers and refreshments for a donation to the Red Cross.

“I am so thankful to the Recoveron staff and their families to make this event even bigger this year to support the Red Cross financially and create an awareness of the needs,” said Kaye. “You can count on us to do it again next year.”


The Winner of our Soup Ladle Trophy goes to………

CSI Appleton for their White House Soup!!!!! Congratulations!

The American Red Cross of Northeast Wisconsin sincerely thanks all who supported this year’s Soup’s On event through their monetary donations, in-kind services and volunteer efforts. 

Your support helps us to continue to provide valuable, lifesaving programs and services to our community!

Get in the Holiday Mood at the Songs of the Season

Donut Sale to Benefit Local Disaster Services

Donuts for Red Cross Sale Begins. Promoting the donut sale to Fond du Lac Firefighters Don Salvaggio (l) and Scott Warren (r) are Bonnie and Bob Badura of Bob and Bonnie's Donuts and MarJean Buck, DAT volunteer and coordinator of the donut sale. The sale will continue through Tuesday, November 1, with donuts available for pickup from the South Main Street Fire Station on Friday, November 11.

This year’s donut sale to benefit local Red Cross disaster services is expanded to include $10 cake gift certificates to be applied toward any Bob and Bonnie’s delicious custom cakes. Orders for donuts and cake gift certificates can be made online, from a Disaster Action Team member or calling the Fond du Lac office.  Ordering donuts and cake gift certificates for the holiday season and deer hunting is convenient for everyone. Orders are being taken until Tuesday, November 1st.

For nine years the Fond du Lac Disaster Action Team (DAT) of the American Red Cross has teamed up with Bob and Bonnie Badura, owners of Bob and Bonnie’s Donuts, to generate needed funds to support the services delivered when disasters strike.  This partnership over the years has helped provide necessary funding for DAT volunteers to assist families in the Fond du Lac area with the critical needs of food, shelter, and clothing at a time of need after a disaster.

Back by popular demand are a dozen donuts in three variety combinations and the ever-popular 12 glazed yeast-raised donuts (Option #4).  The three variety boxed combinations are:  Option #1 with 4 each of cherry, blueberry, and double chocolate; Option #2 contains vanilla, chocolate and sprinkles; and the Option #3 is a combination of peanut, toasted coconut, and Dutch crumb. Each box is $8. The cake donuts may be frozen after purchase and served later, retaining the same great taste and freshness.

New this year as a response to customer demand, are cake gift certificates to be used on a custom ordered cake. A custom cake from Bob and Bonnie’s makes any occasion special. A variety of cakes are available from the famous brown-eyed Susan cake to chocolate with butter cream frosting in sizes to accommodate individual needs.  A complete list of offerings from Bob and Bonnie’s is available at http://www.bobandbonniesdonuts.com/.

Place orders prior to Tuesday, November 1, by phone or order online at www.newredcross.org  and check out Upcoming Events. Phone orders to the Fond du Lac Red Cross office may be made by calling 922-3450 during business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or 922-3146 after hours. All orders must be prepaid prior to November 1.

Donut and cake gift certificate pre-orders will be available for pick-up at the South Main Street Fire Station (815 South Main Street, Fond du Lac), 6:30 am until 11 am on Friday, November 11.