Winter Bowl Plan B Bowls a SPARE for The Highground Veterans Retreats

Starting the year off with pins dropping, the 8th Annual Winter Bowl, known as Plan B, raised just over $3,000 to help support this year’s Men’s and Women’s Veteran Retreats. Aiding the community’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the event was held at The Highground Museum over an 18-day period. This allowed individuals and small groups to browse the wide variety of raffle items available and bowl on our mock lane. 

Bringing more awareness to the increased need for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) services, the mock bowling lane featured pins adorned with PTSD symptoms and problems and the bowling ball represented the various resolutions. Veterans suffering from their own issues were encouraged to write their own burdens on the pins. All bowlers used the ball of PTSD resolutions to STRIKE down the pins of PTSD.

The 2021 Men’s Veterans Weekend Retreat will be held July 9-11 and the Women’s Veterans Retreat will be held September 10-12th. With the increased need for PTSD services, the retreats offer activities and resources that allow participants to move forward with added peace, enjoyment and new friendships. Veterans who have attended these retreats have told us, “The first time I have slept without nightmares in 10 years”; “The retreat has made me realize that I need to enroll in a residential PTSD program”; “It is so ‘freeing’ to be able to talk to other Veterans going through the same thing”.

Congratulations to Gill Sandford of Osseo, the proud winner of the grand prize Bulleit Bourbon Fire Pit, donated by Festival Foods.  

Thank you to this year’s sponsors which include these generous businesses, Veteran Posts and individuals: Citizens State Bank of Loyal; American Legion Phaneuf-Vanasse Post #111; Festival Foods; Marshfield Professional Police Association; American Legion Post #354; Alliance Bank; Gauger Ventures, LLC; Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park; Central Wisconsin Broadcasting; WWIS The Star & The Hill; SCOPE DOC; Marshfield Acupuncture and Precision Armament, LLC; Green Bay; American Legion Auxiliary Unit #175; Cathy Lawrence-Scentsy Consultant; Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and those bowlers who donated their registration fees. The complete list of this year’s bucket raffle winners is included below.

The Patriotic Chair will be displayed at the Gift Shop and the drawing has been postponed until all 100 squares are sold. This chair will make a unique addition to your bonfires. There are 90 squares available, so stop by and increase your chances of winning this exclusive chair.

On behalf of the many Veterans we serve, we thank you.  Your contribution enables them to participate in the resourceful activities the Veterans Retreats offer.

Congratulations raffle winners!

Raffle bucket #1 “Glamour Girl”: Jenna Sigurdson

Raffle bucket #2 “Spa for 1″: Doris Smith

Raffle bucket #3 “Feels Like Fall” Deanna Rotar

Raffle bucket #4 “Comfy Bath”: Lisa Smith

Raffle bucket #5 “Pamper My Chef”: Sue Budik

Raffle bucket #6 “Let it Snow”: Larry Anason

Raffle bucket #7 “Chilling & Grilling”: Mike Kesling

Raffle bucket #8 “Love that Red, White & Blue”: Peggy Ottum

Raffle bucket #9 “Fun in the Yard”: Mike Kesling

Raffle bucket #10 “Your Invited to Brunch”: Gary Weirauch

Raffle bucket #11 “Woof”: Gill Sanford

Raffle bucket #12 “Cat Scratch Fever”: Gill Sanford

Raffle bucket #13 “Wags 4 Warriors”: Alan Voskuil

Raffle bucket #14 MOVED TO FUTURE RAFFLE

Raffle bucket #15 “Surfacing”: Alan Voskuil

Raffle bucket #16 “Fly By”: Sue Kokosz

Raffle bucket #17 “Jet Power”: Russ Schalowe Jr.

Raffle bucket #18 “In the Hills”: Deanna Rotar

Raffle bucket #19 “Brewers”: Bruce Hadler

Raffle bucket #20 “Kludde Nose”: Alan Voskuil

Raffle bucket #21 “Flight of Freedom”: Bruce Hadler

Raffle bucket #22 “USMC Disk Carving”: Rhonda Miller

Raffle bucket #23 “Navy Disk Carving”: Richard Michlig

Raffle bucket #24 “Army Disk Carving”: Richard Ottum

Raffle bucket #25 “Air Force Disk Carving”: Richard Michlig

Raffle bucket #26 “Game Time”: Shari Desmet

Raffle bucket #27 “Seeing Stars”: Sandy Schmidt

Raffle bucket #28 “Liberty Wood Plaque”: Michele Benson

Raffle bucket #29 “Keeping Time”: Sue Kokosz

Raffle bucket #30 “Love Clock w/ Live, Love…”: Peggy Ottum

Raffle bucket #31 “Popping Good Time”: Sue Budik

Raffle bucket #32 “Yeti Mug Basket“: Deanna Rotar

Raffle bucket #33 “Packers”:  Bonnie Henchen

Grand Prize “Bulleit Bourbon Fire Pit”: Gill Sanford