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Custer County Foundation raises over $144,000 at 13th Annual Gala & Auction

Custer County Foundation raises over $144,000 at 13th Annual Gala & Auction
Courtesy/ Tina Ord. Jim Eberle entertains and cajoled some bids as auctioneer at the Custer County Foundation's annual Gala on December 9, 2017.

The Custer County Foundation held its 13th Annual Gala & Auction on Saturday, December 9th at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. It was a record breaking evening, raising over $144,000! The Foundation sincerely appreciates the generosity of the many businesses and individuals throughout Custer County. THANK YOU for making it possible to have a successful event!

As guests arrived they had the opportunity to purchase keys for $10 each. After all keys were sold guests tried to unlock one of three gift boxes containing cash prizes donated by Muddy Creek Ag ($250), Arrow Aviation, Inc. ($500), and the Custer County Foundation Board of Directors ($1,000).

Other highlights of the evening included the ever popular “Heads or Tails” game. For $10/bead necklace guests had the opportunity to win $500 cash by simply choosing either “heads” or “tails” at the toss of a coin. Kellsy Beshaler beat out the competition and was the lucky winner of the $500.

Elise Montgomery was the lucky winner of the stunning 14K white and rose gold 1/4CT diamond infinity bracelet donated by Sargent Irrigation Company.

The evening would not have been complete without the drawing for the choice of a Polaris Ranger Side by Side OR a $6,500 travel voucher with $1,000 cash sponsored by Ag-Land ATV and Custer County Foundation Ag Boosters. And the winner was… Joe Wamsley of Broken Bow! Joe chose the travel voucher package.

Proceeds from the evening will be incorporated into the funds of the Foundation and returned to Custer County in the form of grants for charitable organizations and scholarships for non-traditional students.

The Custer County Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization that was created in 1991 to promote charitable giving for the good of the communities of Custer County. The steady growth of the Foundation is driven by donors’ generosity, ideas and beliefs that the Custer County Foundation can make a difference in the lives of the people who live and work in Custer County. The Foundation exists because of people who have a desire to give back to the community where they lived, prospered, worked and played.

Courtesy/ Tina Ord. Custer County Foundation Board of Directors at the Foundation’s annual Gala on December 9, 2017.





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