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Afternoon Tea for Hope raises $10,000

Bridges of Hope held their first annual Afternoon Tea for Hope on Sunday at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. The event was attended by more than 115 guests and more than 25 volunteers, including Nisswa firefighters.

Bridges of Hope held their first annual Afternoon Tea for Hope on Sunday at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. The event was attended by more than 115 guests and more than 25 volunteers, including Nisswa firefighters.

Nisswa firefighters served guests tea, snacks were provided by Prairie Bay and desserts from Edible Art Bakery. Music was shared by students from the Theresa Kingsley School of Music. Each guest received a gift from local businesses including: Adirondack, Bloom Designs, Coco & Co, Common Goods, Designs by Nina, Dock Panther, Glynlyon, Gull Lake Yacht Club, J Amelia's, Lakes Country Counseling, Mary Kay - Maggi Wentler, Moxy, Nerium - Cindy Leas, Nisswa Yoga, Thirty-One - Stacy Littman, and Weichert REALTORS-Tower Properties.

The event raised just over $10,000 which was the goal for the day. These funds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Mardag Foundation and will benefit Bridges of Hope's Side by Side Mentoring Program for women. Three women involved with the program spoke at the event - Jennifer Perez, Charlotee Wheeler and Kelly Bender.

"We are thrilled with the outpouring of support for this first-time event," Jana Shogren, Bridges of Hope Executive Director, stated in a news release. "It went even better than expected and a great time was had by everyone in attendance."

The planning committee included Jenny Holmes (Gull Lake Yacht Club), Kate Kuepers (Bloom Designs), Jana Shogren (Bridges of Hope) and Biff Ulm (Zaiser's). Bridges of Hope thanked Danell Eggert for graphic design contributions and all of the volunteers who helped during the event.

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Sponsors of the event include Thrivent Financial-Tara Hemsing Woitalla, Lake Country Journal, Bloom Designs, Bremer Bank, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Dermatology Professionals, Edgewood Dental, Lakewood Health System, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Nisswa Smiles, Nisswa Tax Service, Northern Pacific Center and Zaiser's.

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