Copper Harbor Playground Project

Help us bring a new playground to the Copper Harbor School

Ballerinas and Old Friends

on July 12, 2012

 With the kiddie population of Copper Harbor rising, and most of them being girls, some of the moms in town decided to dress their little princesses up in tutus and teach them ballet.  This turned into seven of Copper Harbor’s finest little ladies performing on stage for the Tutu Cute Ballet Recital!

Audrey, Aili Drew, Ava, Aster, Maddie, Maia and Olivia pirouetted, kicked and pliéed to selections from the Nutcracker Suite.  Ballet instructor Kristi Wohl was right there to guide them through their movements.  The performance lasted about a half and hour and was attended by over 100 people!  Wow!

This first time event, held on July 3rd, not only featured the town’s cutie pies, but showcased the culinary abilities of this little town’s bakers.  We raised money at this bake sale — which totaled $2,005 including the silent auction.  Thank you residents of Copper Harbor for attending and showing your support!

And thank you silent auction donors: Sandi Siegmeier, Judith Wagensomer, Charlie Eshbach, MC Tillson, Lesley DuTemple, Bella Vista, Brickside Brewery, Gas Lite General Store, Grandpa’s Barn and Skytop Inn, Bear Belly Bar and Grill and Lac La Belle Lodge, Aurora Studios, Staci Gibson, Rich Jamsen, Marty Faassen, Shelby Laubhan, Spirit of the North, Country Village Shops, Jeff Thiel, Harbor Haus, Barb Fontana, Garden Brook Studio, Dennis Sotala, Phoebe Wienke, Diane Funkey, Traprock Pottery, Karma Maynard, Minnetonka Resort, White House Motel, Fort Wilkins State Park Store and Eagle Rock Studio.

All the proceeds from this event went to benefit, you guessed it, the Playground Project!

A few more thanks go out to Donica Dravillas for organizing the event, Steve Brimm for capturing the moments on film, Donny Kilpela for emceeing and all the parents who helped coach their ballerinas along the way.  What a fun and unique event for Copper Harbor!

Later that week, the one room schoolhouse hosted it’s all school reunion.  Past schoolhouse attendees of all ages were encouraged to come on up, reminisce and spend some time with old friends.  Since these “students” played on the same equipment still in the school yard, they were willing to make donations to a safer and up-to-date playground.  In fact, together, they chipped in $480 to the cause!  Thank you Copper Harbor schoolhouse graduates!  Your legend will live on!


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