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Sandbar Storytelling Festival Board of Directors: Thank you for the support | Letters

The Sandbar Storytelling Festival Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended, donated auction items, purchased items, and had a great time at the Big Fat Greek Dinner fundraiser at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in April.

The evening was a huge success in raising funds for the Festival, to be held October 14-15, 2022 at the Page Theater at Saint Mary’s University. Special thanks to Larry and Colleen Wolner of the Blue Heron Coffeehouse and their fabulous staff (Lenny, Eric, Anna, Seamus, Nick, Halley and Freyja) for their culinary expertise and facilities. We thank Todd von Bastiaans for the food donation; Jon Kohner, our incredible auctioneer; Teri Tenseth Market, our belly dancer; Bryan and Donna Konkel for wine; and our volunteer servers (Jerome Christenson, Suzanne Deranek, Bob Fisher, Denise Hamernik, Terri Karsten, Tracy Lehnertz and Nikki Richmond). We are especially grateful to members of the Winona community who donated audition items: Sanborn Canoe, Pill Box Bats, Jenel Briggs, Chris and Jenny Kendall, Steve and Nancy Bachler, Colleen and Larry Wolner, Taff Roberts and Christine Eagan (Solo Perch Bags). And, of course, to the people who purchased the auction items, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity.

Our next fundraiser features Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin in concert on Saturday, June 25 at the Saint Cecilia Theater at Cotter High School at 7:30 p.m. We hope you’ll join us. Tickets are on sale now at

Judy Myers on behalf of the Sandbar Storytelling Festival Board of Directors