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Foundation's 2014 Focus: 

Building the BJCF Restricted Endowment Fund

During 2014 the Foundation Board will focus upon building the BJCF Restricted Endowment Fund.  The Board has set a goal to raise a minimum of $50,000 for the Endowment this year.  More than $44,000 was added to the Fund during 2013, increasing its total assets from $19,908 as of December 31, 2012 to over $76,000 today. 

The Foundation intends to grow the long term endowment fund so that its earnings can be used to award grants to local organizations for projects and programs in the community.  To this end, the Foundation is also planning to work with community organizations to understand and define what community needs exist that would fall within the mission of the Foundation.  Stay tuned for more news as the work progresses!

Every gift to this fund demonstrates your conviction that together we can truly influence the future of our community.    MAKE A DONATION TO THE BJCF RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT

Join Us at the Colorama Dinner!

September 20, 2014 at Camp Manito-wish

The Foundation’s 4th Colorama Dinner is fast approaching.   This year’s will be Boulder Junction’s 55th annual and it will also be the Foundation’s first annual attempt at obtaining sponsorships in hopes of building our Endowment Fund.  This historic event takes place Saturday, September 20, 2014, with appetizers and conversation beginning at 5:15 and dinner served precisely at 6 p.m.   Of course, everything will take place at the rustic and beautiful Nash Lodge at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, west of Boulder Junction on Highway K.

The traditional dinner includes chicken, wild game stew, baked potatoes, corn, coleslaw, and pies.   Tickets cost $16 for adults and children 12 and under are $8. New this year are carryout dinners for the adult crowd!  Door prizes will be offered from local businesses.  In addition to drawing and awarding the 2014 Historic Canoe Raffle prizes, the BJCF will be awarding the People’s Choice awards.  Read about this new fundraiser below.

Anyone interested in attending the Colorama Dinner, please call the Boulder Junction Chamber office at 385-2400 for tickets or pick up tickets wherever you see the canoe around town.  This wonderful event tends to sell out, so please call early.  All Colorama Dinner proceeds benefit various local charities and projects.

Please Thank and Support our Colorama Dinner Sponsors, including but not limited to:

Tier I Sponsors

Coontail Market, Boulder Junction 

Long & Company, Inc., Insurance and Financial Services, Jacqueline Long, President

Tier II Sponsors

Drs. Liesen & Pinzl Dentist Office

Tier III Sponsors

Alder Lake Cranberry Gift Shop


Jeff Long of Century 21 Pierce Real Estate

Dr. Mindy Wolf, Podiatrist

Winklers Northern Exposure Greenhouse

 People's Choice Awards - Vote Often!

The Boulder Junction Community Foundation announces a summer event that gives our visitors and residents some extra fun while helping the Foundation raise money for future creative programs and projects in Boulder Junction.

We want to know what your favorite menu item is for each of the fourteen (14) food establishments in Boulder Junction.  You will find a ballot box at each establishment, with ballots and paperclips attached.   A poster on the front of the box identifies the voting location.  Take a ballot, write down your favorite item, clip a $1.00 bill to it and place it in the box. You can also name your favorite server or bartender, if desired.  Only  ballots with a dollar (or more for multiple votes) attached will be counted.  You can vote as often as you like, and we encourage you to vote often!

The event runs through Labor Day weekend with results announced at the 55th Annual Colorama Dinner on September 20, 2014, at Camp Manito-wish.  All eating establishments will be awarded a certificate naming their top menu items.  The top server or bartender will be awarded a cash prize.   Look for the People’s Choice ballot boxes and vote often!

  2014 Historic Canoe Raffle  

If you’ve visited the Boulder Junction Lions Flea  Market on Tuesdays recently, then we hope you’ve noticed the Foundation’s booth showcasing this year’s Historic Canoe Raffle prizes.  The grand prize is a professionally restored, 1947 Old Town Canoe, a 16 foot OTCA model, by Dave Osborn of Little Lakes Canoe Restoration and Guide Service in Boulder Junction. The first prize is a hand-carved pileated woodpecker mounted on a rustic piece of driftwood by Boulder Junction artist, Wiley Miller. The second prize is an ever-popular $500 gift certificate to Peeplelures, a family owned jewelry store specializing in colored gemstone jewelry.

Raffle tickets will be available at some Boulder Junction businesses whenever the canoe is present as well as at the BJCF stand at the weekly Lions Flea Market during the.  The raffle prizes will be awarded on Saturday, September 20, at the Colorama Dinner in historic Nash Lodge at Camp Manito-wish.  Raffle winners do not have to be present at the September Colorama Dinner to win. 

All funds raised through the 2014 Raffle sales will benefit the Endowment Fund of the BJCF which is invested through the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, Wausau, WI. It is the goal of the Foundation to raise $50,000 in 2014 through the Raffle and other donations to the fund.
















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