Fall Celebration & Fundraiser

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Thank you for attending and supporting Camp Lutherwood Oregon’s Harvest Festival! With your help we raised about $60,000 for camp!

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Debbie Sandau poses by the Farmer’s Market. Debbie and her husband donated all the produce to Harvest Fest!

More than 140 people gathered at camp on October 1, to celebrate the third annual fall fundraiser, this year called the Harvest Festival and Fundraiser. It was a wonderful day filled with food and fellowship. The weather mostly cooperated, and guests still were covered (just in case) under two large canopies decorated in true harvest style.

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Court and Spark performs at Harvest Fest.

Local jazz trio “Court and Spark” played festive tunes while Stanton Vineyards and Bennett Vineyards served wine. While guests mingled, Debbie Sandau served fresh, local produce at a little Farmer’s Market, and people bid on a plethora of wonderful silent auction baskets. Guests also had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a potential future of Lutherwood in a tent hosted by Mark Gillem of the University of Oregon’s Urban Design Lab.

harvest-fest-by-the-numbersGuests then moved into the lodge where they were able to enjoy delicious freshly roasted pork, which was cooked on site by Steve and Becky Stratton and Pastor Joe Medley. The pork was accompanied by an assortment of seasonal salads and side dishes made by our lovely cook Ruby Wynn. This amazing meal was followed by berry and peach cobbler from the Willamette Valley Pie Company.

After the meal, there was a live auction with items ranging from a weekend in Sunriver to a hay ride and campfire night in Salem, to a Christmas tree hunt at Camp Lutherwood. The event raised nearly $60,000 supporting the mission of camp, and many “thank yous” are owed to those who made it a success. We could not have done this event without the help from planning committee members Donna Koehneke, and Debbie Sandau, both from Salem, and Heidi Stolp, from Eugene.

Guests enjoyed a delicious farm-to-table meal before the live auction.

Thank you to everyone who came to the event this year, and to the churches and individuals who donated silent and live auction items. In addition, thank you to those who supported the event but could not be in attendance. On behalf of all of the staff of Lutherwood as well as the Board of Directors, thank you for your support of the 2016 Harvest Festival and Fundraiser as well as Camp Lutherwood Oregon’s ministry.

See photos from the event here!