We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal for the auction and raised $5,300. We are so excited that we will be able to continue to give out scholarships to deserving high school and college students in 2019! Please come to the July meeting where we award those scholarships, and if you know a deserving student, applications will be going out in the new year.

A special thanks to the Saint Louis Science Center for hosting the auction. We were so lucky to have a lot of space, and were able to add carnival games this year. Our generous sponsor, American Carnival Mart, came through with two games for us, Bottle Up and Bowling, and we hear everyone enjoyed the addition, so thank you to American Carnival Mart! Congratulations to all the winners, specifically Casey Jolley for winning the Season Pass, Cheryl Haney for winning the Lottery Tree (for the second year in a row!), and Crystal Clark for winning the Silver Ticket. We thank you for your participation, and donations to the auction.

I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to assist with the auction. My co-chairs, Tyler Huth and Sara Modray, were invaluable to getting the auction set-up and organized. A special shout out to Michelle Webb for organizing our signage and assisting with set-up and tear down. And of course, thank you to the SLAA Board for their help in the execution of the event.

As we close out the year, we want to thank you for all your contributions to not only the auction, but our trip raffles throughout the year. We raise money all year for the scholarship fund, and we appreciate the donations. And (because we need them!), we are always accepting donations for next year’s trip raffles. Thanks for a great year, we look forward to seeing you at the January meeting!

Sincerely,
Brooke Emshoff
on behalf of the Fundraising Committee

Thank You for Donating to the Silent Auction!
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Experiences
Are We There Yet? LLC
Bailey’s Restaurants
Ballpark Village
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Blueberry Hill
Bowlero St. Peters
Butler’s Pantry
Casino Queen
Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
City Museum
Dave & Buster’s St. Louis
Drury Hotels
Explore St. Louis
Fabulous Fox Theatre
Fair St. Louis Foundation
Fairmount Park
Gateway Arch
Gateway Motorsports Park
Guido’s Pizzeria & Tapas
Gus’ Pretzel Shop
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark & 360 Rooftop Bar
Holiday Inn St. Louis Airport
ILLINOISouth Tourism
Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Landmark Theatres
Magic House
Meramec Caverns
Mission Taco Joint
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Merchants & Manufacturers Association
Morton’s The Steakhouse
MX Movie Theater – STL Cinemas
Myseum
National Museum of Transportation
National Park Service
Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
Pole Position Raceway
Saint Louis Science Center
Silver Dollar City
Six Flags St. Louis
SpringHill Suites St. Louis-Chesterfield
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Symphony
Still Waters Lakefront Resort
Stone Hill Winery
The Aries Company
The Melting Pot
The Pasta House Co.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
Tin Roof St. Louis
Visit Maryland Heights
Walter Knoll Florist
Weber Grill
Westport Social
Where Magazine