The laughs kept coming as the drinks kept flowing at the Wisconsin Dells Rotary Club’s (Wisconsin, US – D 6250) 28th Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser on May 4 at the Kalahari Resorts.
Rotary funnyman Wally Czuprynko acted as emcee for the evening, with his brand of outlandish humour.
He said the group should net about $13,000 from the event.
“All of that $13,000, it literally in the course of the next year, goes right back into the community.” Czuprynko said.
“All that we do, $6,000 in scholarships and $5,000 or more goes into the silo because we want to fund more scholarships.”
Each guest received a chicken or prime rib meal, dessert and multiple top-shelf drinks.
Drawings awarded guests with prizes from numerous Dells area businesses.
Prizes ranged from zip lining tours to $1,000 in cash — drawn by Miss Wisconsin.
All of the prizes given away were donated.
Rotary President Jefferson Crum gave a presidential address to start the meeting.
He touted the work Rotary does for communities like building parks and providing college scholarships.
“Rotary does make a difference,” Crum said.
“Rotary is not defined by who we are, but by the actions we take.”
He then presented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Millie Mills.
“I just want to say thank you,” Mills said.
“I never thought I’d be speechless, but…”
Czuprynko said Kalahari gave the Rotary club a large discount for the evening. He said local businesses have always been generous to the club when hosting the event.
The next major fundraiser for the club is the beef tent at Who-Zha-Wa, which grosses more money but ends up netting about the same.
Source: Wisconsin Dells Events