Much Obliged: Thank you from the Northland Arboretum

We’re grateful to our community for supporting our biggest fundraiser of the year.

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The Northland Arboretum would like to thank the community, sponsors and supporters for another Haunted Trail event.

Over 2,600 wonderful people took part in the chills and thrills of the three-night Haunted Trail. We’re grateful to our community for supporting our biggest fundraiser of the year.

In addition to the attendees, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers. This event couldn’t be made possible without you whether you had a scare section, helped with parking, security, ticket sales or other event coordination. Overall, we had 243 volunteers dedicate over 2,000 hours donated toward the Haunted Trail event, not including the hours dedicated to prop and set design, planning and committee work. Your generous contribution of time allowed us to have some of the best results we’ve ever had.

Finally, we’d like to thank our event committee for taking this fundraiser to the next level this year. Specifically, we’d like to thank Ruthie Gmeinder, Renee Defrusne and DeAnn Caddy for their unwavering support and guidance. We’re forever grateful for your generosity and spirit.

Platinum Level Sponsors


Gull Lake Resort

Diamond Level Sponsors

Winegar Dental | Jack Pine Brewery

Gold Level Sponsors

Crow Wing Power | Cuyuna Regional Medical Center | Fleet Farm | Aspire Insurance

Silver Level Sponsors

CTC |Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union | West Shore Marketing | Digital Horizons | Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

Bronze Level Sponsors


Deerwood Bank | Weizenegger Engel Insurance | Brenny Funeral Chapel | Waste Partners

Clifton Larson Allen | Tanner Nissan | Jana Froemming

In-Kind Donations

Gull Lake Resort, General Rental, Fleet Farm, Boys N’ Berries Farm, West Shore Marketing, Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Big Jay’s Pizza, Chef Mike’s Catering, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Firehouse Subs, Little Caesars, Bernick’s Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Prairie Bay, Rafferty’s Pizza, Slice on Oak, Super One Baxter, The Farm on St. Mathias, Hubbard Radio.

Northland Arboretum


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