Community Fund to Rebuild Lake Delhi Press Release 4/2/11

Community Fund to Rebuild Lake Delhi

P.O. Box 4

Delhi, IA  52223

 

 

News Release                                                             Contact: Laurie Kramer

                                                                                    563-920-9863

For Immediate Release                                            lauriekramer@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us                                                                                                                 

                                                                                    www.rebuildlakedelhi.org

April 2, 2011

DAM REBUILDING GETS BIG BOOST IN FUNDRAISER KICKOFF

Additional $190,000 Raised

Delhi, Iowa. It was Standing room only Thursday night at the Delhi fire station as the newly formed Community Fund to Rebuild Lake Delhi, (CFRLD) held its fundraising kickoff celebration. Around 500 people from the community packed into the fire station as information on the fundraising plan was presented.

 Funds from this event will be used to rebuild the Lake Delhi dam that washed out during the flood of last July.

“We had hoped for around 200 so we were really overwhelmed with this turnout” said Laurie Kramer, spokesperson for the group.” Nearly $200,000 was raised tonight alone”.  The success of tonight brings the total raised to $585,000 towards the goal the CFRLD has of $3,500,000.  Kramer concluded,” It is great to see the local people of this community stepping up to show how badly they want our public lake back”.

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The Maquoketa Valley Alliance is a non-profit 501c3 organization formed to undertake private fundraising for the rebuilding of the public lake of Lake Delhi. This new organization is sponsored and administered by the Maquoketa Valley Alliance and CFGD, a highly accredited foundation in Eastern Iowa.

Kick Off Party – March 31st

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE Community Fund to Rebuild Lake Delhi Fund Raising Kick-Off Event

*Food, Drinks, DJ Music, and Fun Provided*

We are launching our community campaign to raise private funds to rebuild the Dam and restore Lake Delhi as soon as possible.  See our attached letter for this exciting fund raising program.  Please join us at this Fund Raising Kick-Off Event to learn more, ask questions, and help us raise money to hit our goal.

Where: Fire Station in Delhi, IA

When: March 31st, 2011 (Thursday)

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Short Overview Presentation at 6:00 pm

We would appreciate an RSVP or if you have any questions, contact:

Laurie Kramer 563-920-9863 or lauriekramer@maquoketa-v.k12.ia.us