The Highground Fall Bake Sale Raises $1,727 for the 2024 Winter Veterans Retreat

The last Honor Stone Ceremonies for 2023 and the annual Fall Bake Sale brought hundreds of guests to The Highground on Saturday, October 7. The Highground’s “Sweet Platoon” provided temptations for everyone’s sweet tooth with baked goods ranging from miniature pies to the traditional chocolate chip cookies. 

Volunteer Peg Ottum helps out during The Highground’s Annual Fall Bake Sale held on October 7, 2023.

The Highground is truly grateful for the fabulous guests, volunteer bakers and volunteers who worked the bake sale. Sue and Mary Kokosz, known to The Highground staff as the “Basket Babes”, enjoyed themselves as they mixed up hot turtle mochas for guests to make the cooler temperatures bearable. Thanks to a generous donation by the Marshfield Elks Lodge #665 for The Highground’s first Couples Retreat (October 20-22), the $1,727 raised during this year’s Fall Bake Sale will support the 2024 Winter Veterans Retreat scheduled for the first weekend in February.

The Winter Veterans Retreat offers Veterans a chance to shake off some of the winter blues with outdoor winter activities and creative indoor activities which will allow them to build strong bonds with fellow Veterans. 

For future event dates and more, visit our Calendar of Events or follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456. thehighground.us.