Howard Lake Herald, May 11, 1998

Silent auction to benefit HL city hall

The City Hall Restoration of Howard Lake has silent auction items on display at Old Town Gallery through June 1.

The restoration group is raising money to enable it to apply for matching grant funds to restore the exterior of the city hall building.

These silent auction items are being added to daily, said Lorraine Luhmann, member of the restoration group.

Some of the items available and their donors are: a garden planter's wagon - Country Store; battery - Rainbow Auto; rocking horse - Don Danford; Howard Lake cotton throw - Old Town Gallery; quilted wall hanging - Piece Maker's Quilt Shop; framed welcome doilie - Della Hirsch; Precious Moments collectible - Howard Lake Drug; Terry Redlin tankard - Gerry's Super Valu; bird house - Grandma's House; framed and matted print - 42nd Street; set of seven embroidered dish towels - Ivy Johnson; medical tool kit - Clinic Cab; two $25 gift certificates for the Country Store - Munson Lakes Nutrition; one-half pound jerky, one-half pound turkey jerky, one beef summer sausage, one garlic summer sausage, and one jalapeno summer sausage - Ittel's Meats.

Other businesses and private parties have donated money for this event.

They are: Charles Paschke, Centerless Grinding, Pete's Barber Shop, Mike Simmons, C&H Ag, Hackbarth Auto, and the Burkstrand Agency.

"This is just the start of our fundraising efforts," said Luhmann.

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