Springbrook Spree 2017– Taking Root!

Springbrook Spree 2017, Taking Root, held March 4, was a wonderful success. This annual auction fund-raiser, organized by the Springbrook Nature Center Foundation Board, included an excellent buffet dinner and two different style auctions.   This was the first Spree to be held at the gorgeous new interpretive center.  Attendees could study the exhibits while bidding in the silent auction and holding lively conversations.

The fundraising included the Mystery Wine Cabinet, the Mystery Tree, the traditional, well stocked Silent Auction, and the Big Live Auction for high value items.  Auctioneers, Fridley Mayor, Scott Lund, and Fridley Parks & Recreation Director, Jack Kirk, zestfully conducted the live auction.

All funds raised at the Spree are used for the benefit of the Springbrook Nature Center, a fabulous community resource. To everyone who attended and who donated to the Spree, a big thank you. Please patronize the many Merchant/Organization Donors listed below. And please plan to attend the 2018 Spree (Saturday, March 3, 2018).


2017 Spree Committee  (Thank you!)

Jill Genaw (Chair), Katie Voss, Renae Wrich, Mandy Meisner, Marcia Wieger, Annette Mitchell, Ed Meyer, Donna Bahls, and Neal Hayford

2017 Spree Sponsors  (Thank you!)

Financial ONE
Xcel Energy
Fox Advancement
Bob’s Produce Ranch
Mike’s Discount Foods
StateFarm – Maria D Agency
Northeast Bank

2017 Springbrook Spree Merchant/Organization Donors  (Thank You!)

Aki’s Bread Haus
Anoka County Parks
Applebee’s, Fridley
Beisswengers Hardware
Blarney Pub & Grill
Brave New Workshop
Brightwood Hills Golf Course
Broadway Pizza
Caribou Coffee
Clearly Clean
Friends of Como Zoo & Conservatory
Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club
Culver’s—St. Anthony
Eagle Optics
EDS Builders
Emma B. Howe YMCA
Financial One Credit Union
Fridley Optical
Fulton Brewery
Grand Casino
Half Price Books
The Happy Gnome
Hart Lake Massage
Heights Theater
Key’s Cafe & Bakery
La Casita (Coon Rapids & Columbia Heights)
Love That Olive
State Farm – Maria D
Mickman Brothers
Mike’s Discount Foods
Minnesota Zoo

Springbrook Spree 2017 INDIVIDUAL Donors  (Thank You!)

Betty Ann Addison
Dennis Anderson
Laurie & Greg Anderson
Jerry & Donna Bahls
Gary Bank
Julie Basche
Gary Brown
Angelique Frederiksen
Jill Genaw
Kevin Fox
Fred Haggar
Jerry & Trish Hartlaub
Neal Hayford
Pamela Jambeck
Richard & Kate Kemper
Deb Kirk
Mary Kne
Dave & Mary Knodrick
Scott & Cindy Lund
Jeanne & Roger Lukkarila
Denny & Mary Marquardt
Ed Meyer & Barbara Jackson
Malcolm & Annette Mitchell
Mandy Meisner
Clem & Elizabeth Nagel
Dianne Parlin
Ross & Pam Phelan
Jeremy & Ruth Powers
Anna Pribula
Vicki Reynolds
Al Van Maren
Pushkar Vaidya
Katie Voss
Renae Wrich

Midwest Northern Nut Company
National Camera Exchange
Nelson Cheese Factory & Deli
New Brighton Parks & Rec.
Northern/States Industries
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Log Theater
Ordway Theater
Perfect 10 Car Wash
Rapids Liquor
Raptor Center
Ready Meats
Red’s Savoy Pizza
Robert Metzger Dentistry
Sammy Perrella’s
Sarna’s Classic Grill
Schaaf Floral
Science Museum of Minnesota
Shortstop Bar & Grill
Springbrook Bird Banders
Springbrook Nature Center
St. Paul Saints
St. Philips Quilters
Stages Theater
Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheeses Shop
Surly Brewing Company
Target – Northtown
Three Rivers Park District
Trader Joe’s
Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill
World Class Wines
Wild Mountain
Xcel Energy