{Events} Richfield 4th of July Beer Bust & Silent Auction Fundraiser

The Richfield Hometown 4th of July Committee continued its 2012 fundraising season with the 1st Annual Beer Bust and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Poor Richard’s Common House in Bloomington on Saturday evening.

Members of the community gathered to socialize, drink beer for a good cause, and bid on silent auction items that included donations from the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Denny’s 5th Avenue Bakery, Johnston’s Sales and Service (who donated an AWESOME red “Made in the USA” Riccar vacuum), Dairy Queen, Walmart, Q. Cumbers, Old Country Buffet, Panera, Izatys, Lia Sophia, Penn Auto Care and many more! All funds raised will go directly to maintaining and improving the Richfield 4th of July Celebration.

Sarah Dockendorf and Katie Robison

Richfield 4th of July Committee Secretary Sarah Dockendorf and President Katie Robison on Saturday evening at the 1st Annual Beer Bust and Silent Auction Fundraiser.

Since 1980, it has been the mission of the Richfield 4th of July Committee to advance and promote the observance of Independence Day in the city of Richfield, MN. The objective is to provide a celebration which can provide patriotic expression, family participation, amusement, community cohesiveness and homecoming.

Richfield’s 4th of July celebration is a community and family focused event that offers something for everyone. Veteran’s Park is the host site for most of the events. Events include Family Night, the Parade, Carnival, music, Street Dance, Fireworks and the Car Show.

Richfield Ambassadors Michele Heinecke and Eylani Sanchez

2011-2012 Richfield Ambassadors Michele Heinecke and Eylani Sanchez were on hand to distribute wristbands for the event

Josh and Dave

Richfield residents Josh Janes and Dave Buescher do their part to support the Richfield 4th of July Celebration

Attendance was solid and most of the items in the silent auction had bids as of 7pm. More importantly everyone seemed to be having a great time! If you are interested in more information or in helping out with the Richfield Hometown 4th of July contact Katie Robison katier(at)richfield4thofjuly.com

Kendra Dornfeld and Sara Dockendorf

Kendra Dornfeld of Hugo, MN and Sara Dockendorf of the Richfield 4th of July Committee

Beer Bust 2012

Johnston's Sales and Service donated a high quality Riccar "made in the USA" vacuum for the event! Thanks guys!

Shelby and Mindy Bolar

2009-2010 Richfield Jr. Ambassador Mindy Bolar and her younger sister Shelby pose for a picture on Saturday at the fundraiser.

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  1. The event was a HUGE success! After subtracting the costs and collecting all payments due for Silent Auction items, the event will have brought in nearly $2,300! Thank you to David, Poor Richard’s, all the volunteers that came to help and those who attended, bid and drank for their support of the Richfield 4th of July Celebration!

  2. mcallen says:

    wonderful story! keep doing this cool stuff