Friends of Harrington Beach

Monthly Update of Friends Events ~ August 2012

Have you ever felt like you were “out of the loop”?  How about “everyone knows what is happening but me”?  Well, the Volunteer Board of Directors of the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park would like to change that.  Starting this month, we will begin sending you notes from the meeting and highlight upcoming events.  Let’s get started!

After Summer Candlelight Hike:  This hike will be held September 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  At the event we will be drawing the winners of this year’s raffle.  We will not be charging for food at this event but those who attend will have the opportunity to make donations to the organization.  How can you help?  If something on the following list jumps out at you, please contact Ronnie Morgan at her email:  or call the park office at 262-285-3015.

·   Setup Tiki torches (done late morning or early afternoon)

·   Takedown Tiki torches following the event

·   Serve and/or talking to visitors during the event

·   Baking bars or cookies to be served at the event

Halloween Candlelight Hike:  This hike will be held October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  There will be the usual costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, haunted trail and plenty of food.  If you would like to help, please contact Ronnie Morgan at her email: or call the park office at 262-285-3015.  Some volunteer opportunities include:

·   Setup Tiki torches (done late morning or early afternoon)

·   Takedown Tiki torches following the event

·   Bake bars or cookies to be served at the event

·   Serve food

·   Judge costumes and pumpkins

·   Fill goodie bags for the children who attend

Belgium Christmas Parade:  I know, school hasn’t even started and we are talking about the Christmas parade.  The Friends would like to once again decorate the shuttle for the parade.  If you would like to help with this project, please contact Ronnie Morgan at her email:  or call the park office at 262-285-3015.

Packer Party/Fundraiser:  December 2, 2012 we will be holding a Packer Party at the Belgium Community Center.  Watch future editions for more details.

Save the Date:  January 12, 2013 will be the annual staff and volunteer appreciation dinner.  It will be held at the Adolph and Marie Ansay Welcome Center.  More details to follow.

Financial Update:  We have been actively working to raise funds for construction of the accessible cabin.  As of August 23, 2012 we have $35,178 cash in the account along with the approval of a $20,000 Knowles-Nelson Grant.  We are in the process of applying for a second $20,000 Knowles-Nelson Grant.  In addition to the funds in the cabin account, we have $8,298 in Checking and an additional $9,233 in savings.

Website:  We are excited to announce our new website is up and running.  Check out www.friendsofharrington.org

Our next scheduled board meeting is September 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adolph and Marie Ansay Welcome Center.  Our meetings are open so we hope to see you there!

We hope you enjoyed this update.  If you have questions or comments on this article, please send them to .

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