Making a Difference - The Annual Banquet and More!

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:15 -- Anna

The 28th Annual Banquet & Auction was held on April 7th at the Historic Holmes Theatre Ballroom with catering provided by Lakeview Catering. We are extremely appreciative of the efforts of our hardworking committee with their many hours of planning and preparing for this sold out event.  A special thanks to all who attended and celebrated successes with us; and, to those who sponsored tables: Mary Newman, Nancy and Scott Erickson, Ruth and Sheldon Tang, Lakeshirts, Cheryl Olson and John Lofberg, Active Nutrition, BEN Transport, Carol Lee, Dakota Supply Group, Essentia Health/St. Mary’s, Ferguson Water Works, Infinite Skin, Anna and Joel Sellin, Leighton Broadcasting, Sam Gulon & Friends, Tammy Merkins, Aggregate Industries, Bremer Bank, Drs. McCauley, Zunich and Kivi, Foltz Trucking, KLN Family Brands, Marco, Sanford Health, SJE- Rhombus, and Strata Corporation. In addition, we are grateful to those who contributed monetary dontions towards facilitating our event:  BTD Manufacturing, Eide Bailly, Midwest Bank, Bell Bank, Dawson Insurance, DelRae and Jack Chivers, Opp Construction, Kathleen and Richard Michaelson, Sherbrooke Turf, Inc., Tasha and Todd Glander, and Cheryl and Jon Flatt.  Because of these sponsors, all who donated auction items, and all who attended, we had an amazing evening sharing the philanthropic spirit and supporting our programs and community. 

The Annual Banquet continues to be our largest fundraising event of the year – thanks to the tremendous ongoing support from you!  The complete listing of the businesses and individuals who donated silent and live auction items follows: 

20/20 Optical

A & A Nails

Active Nutrition

Affairs By Brittany

Agnes & Dora/Liz Alsager

Ambience Salon

Anna Sellin

Anytime Fitness - 52nd in Fargo

Anytime Fitness - DL

Augustana Lutheran Church

B & M Electric

Beachcombers Beach Cleaning

Becky Maninga

Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill

Blue Waters

Brygge Taps & Tastes

BTD Manufacturing

Burger King

Butler Machinery


Carl's Lefse/Dustin & Jennifer Knutson

Cenex Gas Station

Challenge Nutrition

Chickadee Coffee Roasters

Clever Container

Colene Hill

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Conviction Salon & Spa

Country Kitchen

Crafts & Drafts

Creamy Creations

Cutting Edge & Tanning Salon

Cyrus Resort

D & T Snow Plowing

Dairy Queen

Dan Stevens

Dan's Service Center

Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital

Detroit Lakes Chiropractic/Dr. Dustin Johnson

Detroit Lakes Floral

Detroit Lakes Tae Kwon Do & Kumdo

Don's Car Wash



Drekker Brewing Company

Element Hotel

Essence Edge

Fair Hills Resort

Family Resource Center

Fargo Brewing Company/Aaron Hill

Fargo Dome

Fargo Force/Scheel's Arena

Fargo Park District

Fireside Supper Club

FM Opera

FM Symphony Orchestra

Forever Summer

Franks Lounge

Friends of Bachmanns

General Equipment Inc.

Goose Gang

Greenig's Wooden Decoys

Heavenly Touch Massage

Helena and Rick Johnston

Historic Holmes Theatre

Hoffman's Town & Country Market

Holland House - Best Western

Hometown Crafts

Hub 41

Ice Cream Truck

Infinite Skin

Jack & DelRae Chivers

Janaya Davis

Jean & Nicole Wallace

Jean Wallace

Jennifer Christi Photo & Video

Jennifer Dahl Designs

Jerry's Optical

Jimmy John's

Jody Nelson

Joe & Kim Bergquist

John Boulger

Junkyard Brewery

Kate Podolak

Kathy & Steve Carlson

Kelvin & Deb Keena

KLN Family Brands

Kujawa Fiberglass Repair

Kurt & Kathy Keena

La De Da décor & design

Labby's Bar

Lacey Khiel

Lakeland General Store & True Value Rental

Lakes Liquors

Lashes by Nikki

LCRC Board of Directors

LCRC Children's Services

Leighton Broadcasting

Lindsey Cooksey

Lindy White

Lisa Lipari

Long Bridge Bar & Grill

Lu La Roe/ Michelle Kotila

Lucky Dog


Main Street Storage (Perham)

Mall of America

Maple Hills Golf Club


Mark & Julie Berg

Mary Skallerud

Matthew Stenger

Men's Hair Co

Midwest Printing

Minny and Paul

Namaste - Olivieri's Salon

Nancy Erickson

Nancy Ness Parmer

Nate & Cindy Danielson

Newman Signs


Norseman Motors

Olaf Anderson

Olson Pools & Spas

Osgood Nutrition


Papa Murhy's Pizza


Paula Redman


Pitchfork Princess Jewelry

Pitt 611

Pizza Hut

Porter Creek Restaurant

Proof Distillery

RDO - Hawley

Red Lobster

Richter's Mens Wear (Perham)

Roadhouse Bar

Roasted Pub & Eatery

Rose Gallery

Ruth Tang

Sandy Klaers


Seifert Septic Service

Seven Clans Casino

Seven Sisters Liquor

Sharon's Style Salon

Shooting Star Casino

Shorewood Pub

Skal Bar and Grill

Spaceman Storage/Glenn Disse


Sport Clips

Steven Daniels


Sunlite Bar & Grill

Swanston Equipment

Taco John's

Teacracker Lodge (Mark & Cindy Fritz and Mike & Wendy Fritz) 

Teresa Goodall

Terrel Davison

The Center of DL Fitness & Aquatics (DLCCC)

The Lodge - Holland Hospitality

The Nest

The Nines

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

Thrifty White Drug

Thumper Pond Resort

Tina Floersch

Tru Blu Supper Club

Union Pizza & Brewing Co

Vikings - NFL

Vineyard Church Small Group

Webber Family Motors

Westside Sports

Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast

Your Joyologist

Zippel Bay Resort

Giving Hearts Day 2018 was a fun, collaborative, and exciting online giving event as 167 giving hearts were counted for us (#countme) as they provided $18,600 in support for our programs.  A special thank you goes out to Norby’s Department Store and Dakota Medical Foundation for providing matching dollars for gifts given during this 24 hour day of giving and to Central Market for holding a special Ribfest and offering a “round up” to customers to promote Giving Hearts Day.  This year’s proceeds went towards supporting our Children Services and Lakes Area Kinship Programs.  Thank you!!

The Circle of Angels is a very special group who join with Lakes Crisis & Resource Center in supporting local women, men, and children by providing a monthly sustaining gift.

Our current Circle of Angels group consists of 21 individuals who contribute $1,485 per month! That amount would fund one person staying in Mary’s Place for approximately three weeks. For that woman or child in shelter, these sustaining donors are truly ANGELS! The ease of a consistent monthly gift transferring to LCRC fits nicely into a monthly budget while providing funding that goes to work immediately to serve people in need right here in our community, AND, with monthly giving it is easier to give a little more.  For example, twelve gifts of $20 each may seem far more affordable than a single gift of $240.

For more information about joining the Circle of Angels, please contact Denielle at 218-847-8572 or  It is very easy to join and you may cancel it at any time.

Finally, for a tangible, straightforward way to help us out check out our registry on Amazon

The residents of Detroit Lakes and the surrounding communities continue to be generous and supportive, and for that we are genuinely grateful.