Windy Dinner Thelma Style Most Successful Ever

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) in Fond du Lac announced the 15th annual Windy Dinner THELMA Style held earlier this month was the organization’s most successful event.

The event included incredible silent and live auctions provided by generous donors, and a donation of a $12,000 ring, designed by Ron Emanuel of The Goldsmith that was raffled for $100 per ticket with only 200 tickets sold.

Grande Cheese Company was the recipient of the 2015 James C. Hubbard Windy Award. This award goes to an individual or group of individuals who have made a positive impact on THELMA and the Fond du Lac community.

“We could not have had such a successful night for the arts if it wasn’t for the generosity of volunteers, donors and those who attended the event,” said Kevin Miller, THELMA Executive Director. “We are so thankful to all involved for your efforts in supporting the arts in our community.”

Rick and Pat Miller, owners of Culvers Restaurants, and Ron and Terri Emanuel, owners of The Goldsmith, were event co-chairs and were intimately involved in the planning of the event.

“Our success was definitely tied to the strong commitment both the Millers (no relation) and the Emanuels have toward THELMA and arts in Fond du Lac,” Miller said. “We couldn’t do this without their tireless dedication.”

Co-chairs to be announced soon for our next year exciting Windy Dinner THELMA Style tentatively set for Thursday, October 6.

THELMA is a member-based, privately-funded non-profit dedicated to creating experiences not readily available in the area. Intimate concerts in the Great Hall, street concerts with major performers, outstanding films, and art from world-renowned artists are available at THELMA. THELMA also offers a stunning backdrop for weddings, meetings and all social and corporate gatherings.

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