Yarn Gala - 2017
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Our initial idea from this event came from an email that a friend sent about a 92-year-old woman who “yarn bombed” a bike in England. We thought perhaps we could do this in town not only to color the community, but to raise funds for the Lake Area Free Clinic. Things took off from there.
Last year’s projects were not only crafted by over 30 individuals but various knitting groups—including groups from Ben Franklin Crafts, Books & Company, The Knitch, Delafield Library, S&B and Our Saviors Lutheran Church to mention a few. Even the girl scouts got involved (Troop # 2257) in helping to assemble our Title Sponsorship Tree at Fowler Park. We had 175 projects to put up throughout Oconomowoc and 35 people volunteered their time on a rainy Friday night in accomplish this project.
We incorporated our “yarn bombing” to coincide with the Art Festival, Fall Festival and our annual LAFC fundraiser that will be held this year on September 9th at the Olympia Resort. Check out the events tab in this website to get more information on this major fundraiser.
We had a great time working with the people who volunteered their time and talents. Without them, we would not have been able to raise $10,000 from this event for the clinic!