Springbrook Spree 2018– Taking Flight!

Springbrook Spree 2018, Taking Flight, held March 3, 2018, 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 second 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 Reveal, the traditional, well stocked Silent Auction, and the Big Live Auction for high value items.  Auctioneers, Fridley Mayor, Scott Lund, and long time volunteer, Jeremy Powers, zestfully conducted the live auction.  Ron Refsnider, federally licensed bird bander, overviewed Springbrook’s amazing bird banding program started in May 1988.

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 to those who donated to the Spree, a big THANK YOU. Please patronize the many Merchant/Organization Donors listed below. And please plan to attend the 2019 Spree (Saturday, March 2, 2019).

2018 Spree Committee  (Thank you!)

Jill Genaw (Chair), Donna Bahls, Jessica Dowell, Neal Hayford, Mary Kne, Cindi Lund, Mandy Meisner, Ed Meyer, Annette Mitchell, Katie Voss, Marcia Wiger and Renae Wrich

2018 Spree Sponsors  (Thank you!)

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

2018 Springbrook Spree Merchant/Organization Donors  (Thank You!)

Aki’s Bread Haus
Alloy Brewing Company
Amara Wines
Anoka County Parks
Applebee’s Fridley
Beisswengers Hardware
Blarney Pub and Grill
Blue Plate
Brightwood Hills Golf Course
Broadway Pizza
Caribou Coffee
Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Clearly Clean
Crooner’s Lounge & Supper Club
Cub Foods
Culver’s—St. Anthony
Czech Country Honey
Eastside Co-op
EDS Builders
Emma B. Howe YMCA
Financial One Credit Union

2018 Springbrook Spree INDIVIDUAL Donors  (Thank You!)

Betty Ann Addison
Teresa & David Anderson
Jerry & Donna Bahls
Gary Bank
Julie Basche
Bob & Carol Delmonico
Mark Emme
Becky Ervasti
Marilyn & Bob Fisher
Angelique Frederiksen &
Sue Okerstrom
Jill Genaw

Fridley Department of Public Safety
Fridley Liquors
Fridley Optical
Funky Little Chair
Grand Casino
Half Price Books
Heights Theater
Key’s Café
La Casita (Coon Rapids)
Love that Olive
Lyric Arts Theatre
Maria D—State Farm
Mickman BrothersMidwest/Northern Nut Company
Mike’s Discount Foods
Minnesota Native Landscapes
Mounds View Community Theater
National Camera Exchange
Nelson’s Cheese and Deli
New Brighton Parks & Recreation
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Log Theater
Osaka Japanese Steak House
Park Square Theater





Susan Genaw
Fred Haaga
Cease & Russ Haagensen
Jerry & Trish Hartlaub
Neal Hayford
Amy Hughes
Roger & Jeanne Lukkarila
Cindy Lund
Denny & Mary Marquardt


Perfect 10 Car Wash
Rapids Liquor
The Raptor Center
Ready Meats
Red Wing Shoes—Roseville
Red’s Savoy Pizza
Robert Metzger Dentistry
Route 47 Pub & Grub
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge
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
Surly Brewing Company
Three Rivers Park District
Trader Joe’s
Two Stooges Bar & Grill
Wild Mountain
Wine & Canvas—St. Anthony
Xcel Energy


Mandy Meisner
Ed Meyer
Malcolm & Annette Mitchell
Patricia Musenbrock
Chip & Marge Nelson
Clem & Elizabeth Nagel
Kathy Olson
Eric Penniston
Jeremy & Ruth Powers
Thomas Thompson
Pushkar Vaidya
Katie Voss
Renae Wrich