Make A Wish

September 1, 2018

Editor, Daily Times:

On Saturday, Aug. 4, we held our annual charity golf event to benefit Make A Wish of Wisconsin. And once again it was a huge success, as we raised over $28,000 for MAW, enough to help grant fives wishes for children/families who are suffering from major health issues.

My first thanks has to go to the Szymczak family from Racine. Denise and John (mom and dad), Josh and Holly (both Wish kids), spent the whole day with us and we were happy to have them there. Josh and Holly both suffer from rare Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2S. They are the first two people ever diagnosed with this type of MD in the U.S., and are two of only 20 cases known worldwide today. This is the reason we host this event annually — to help these families and families like theirs. I’s also like to thank Kelsey Rice from Make A Wish of Wisconsin for helping us out again and for coming to our event and speaking about MAW and what they do for hundreds of families every year.

Thanks to all of our volunteers: Megan, Chip, Sara, Mari, Peyton, Tony, Sue Raymond, Jenny, Rob Edwards and the Kohls Cares team, Rob, Sherry, Darlene, David, Brooke, Madi, Vikki, Brenda Tom and Joe.

Also without the support of the following businesses and individuals we obviously could not pull this off. Terry and Jan Turke, Ron Counsell-Edward Jones, Central Bark Doggy Day Care-Jessica Whitney, Badgerland Roofing, Delmar Christian, Koplin Excavating, Steve’s Citgo, A&S Plumbing, Wedl’s Hamburger Stand, Crawfish Junction, J&L Tire, Berres Bros. Cafe, The Kosanovich family, River City Truck Repair, Grinwald Ford, Jon Holthaus, Sharon, Darcey, Rich Kraemer family, Dave Karl family, Maas Brothers Construction, Phil Reinke, Innovative Construction Concepts, Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mike Nienow family, Kathy’s Buffalo Bar, Bob Rusch-Kemp’s Dairy, Wis-Pak, S&R Egg Farm.

United Electric, Hepp Excavating, Al Shumaker, Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese, James Kraemer, Joe and Sue Rhodes, Hydrite Chemical, Jim Krueger, Kay Ehlinger, Jolene Massuch, Whitetails Unlimited of Watertown, Tom Schultz-Shorewest Realty, BMO Harris Bank, Wayne’s Auto Service, Darlene Donahue, Mike Hinkes, Shops at Nagawicka, Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet and Smith LLP, Dopke Insurance, Mark Heiden, Hendrick’s Electric, St. Vincent DePaul of Watertown, Wayside Inn, Avid Plumbing, Konz Financial, Weddings by Heids, Lance Dopke, Gracie and Ruby Upthegrove, Duct-O-Wire, Steve Kraemer family, Watertown Daily Times, Schoeps Ice Cream, Thrivent Financial-Jerry Vomhof, Thrivent Action Teams, Partnership Bank, Alexander Lumber, Oshkosh Cold Storage, Clasen Quality Chocolate,Turner Hall.

Al Thompson family, Gasthaus, Dave and Bonnie Kohnke, Nolan and Emma Finley, Draeger Floral, Richard’s Insurance, Cathy Steinbrink, Carew Heating and Air Conditioning, David Haznaw- “A Year in Words”, Small Town Gas North Lake, Phil John, Budget Print, City Centre Watertown, Walsh Masonry, American Family Insuance-Dan Stukenberg, Nic Counsell Trucking, U.S. Cellular-Jon Stark, Bismarck’s Main Street Bar, Holz Motors, Kevin Clifford, PJ’s Pizza, Maple Leaf Cheese, Ixonia Bank, Bigg’s Bar & Grill, Dale’s Service,Grassland Butter, Mary and Lavern Wanke, Pinecone Plaza, Piggly Wiggly-Jeff Tate, Lebby’s Pizza, Holiday Inn Express, Casey’s On Q, Watertown Bowl, Dave and Judy Frohling, Domani Salon and Spa, Watertown Mart, Silver Eagle Saloon, Zwieg’s Grill, Lynn Baker, Karen Diels, Donna and Larry Smith, Jody Brennan, Silver Creek Speciality Meats, Shullsburg Creamery, The Kiltie, Urban’s Place of Jefferson, Ebert’s Greenhouse Village, 7Up Bottling, Cryovac Sealed Air, University Golf Club, Tom Strong-Trader Tom’s, Watertown Country Club, Brian and Denise Lee, The Oaks Golf Course, Hi-Way Harry’s, Jensen’s Sentry of Lake Mills, Glenn’s Market, Loppy’s Bar, Lisa Martin, Milwaukee Radio Group, Pinecone Restaurant.

Chalet Restaurant, Sue and Jerry David, Rose Haznaw, Hilton Garden Inn of Oconomowoc, Don and Irmgard Krueger, Mullen’s Dairy Bar, Uptown Bar, Elias Inn, Anne Wanke, John Wanke, Mike Kraemer, Wisconsin Distributors, Tom and Kathy King, Concord General Store, Ramona Hackbarth, Rock River Pizza, Chris Koehler, Pernat’s Meats, Northern Trails Meats, Rivers Edge Market, Latte Donatte, Dennis Daley, James Edwards, Doug and Rosie Meske, Symbol Mattress, Chris Triplett, Chalet Co-op Cheese, Silver Lewis Cheese, Decatur Dairy Cheese, Crave Bros. Farmstead Cheese, Donny’s Girl, Lake Country Cigars of Delafield, Lakefront Brewery Milwaukee, Walmart, Bon Ton Bakery Jefferson, Msgr. Joe Slepicka, Brenda Geib, Oliphant-Haltom Golf, Masters Gallery Plymouth, Sassy Cow Creamery, Schaefer Soft Water, Gail and Larry Gaugert, Redi Gas-Mike and Tekla Haydock, Johnsonville Meats, Specialty Products Franklin, Keith Schumacher, Riverview Water Trap, Northside Fried Cheese,Scot and Erin Meyer, Subway-Mike Weiss, Dave and Vicki Magnan.

Also thanking anyone who bought a raffle ticket(s) or purchased a silent auction item.

Thanks also to the entire staff at Watertown Country Club. Everything went smoothly throughout the day with a lot of effort from all the employees there that day.

We are looking forward to next years event, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Anyone is always welcome to attend the dinner-auction portion of our event. The more people that come, the better we can do for Make A Wish.

Richard Kraemer

Kramer Wisconsin Cheese

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