These two band members helped serve the beverages for the 4th Annual Waffle fundraiser. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
These two band members helped serve the beverages for the 4th Annual Waffle fundraiser. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

By Paul J. Seeling, Gateway News, with Marla Butler, B-W Band Boosters

BALDWIN, WI – The B-W Band Boosters held their 4th Annual Dad’s Waffle fundraiser last Saturday, December 1 at the Baldwin Cave Dahl American Legion Post 240.

Here is the report from Marla Butler of the B-W Band Boosters:

“Saturday was a very successful waffle breakfast. We served almost 370 people which is up from about 290 last year. We had 235 presale tickets that were purchased, and the rest paid at the door. It was a steady line from 8:00 a.m. until about 10:15 a.m. when it slowed down. As far as the amount raised, we don't have a number on that yet. The students sold tickets the amount over the plate price went to their individual trip fund for Outback Bowl. This was just shy of $980 put towards their accounts,” said Butler.

She continued, “Complimentary tickets were given to business sponsors that sponsored at the Gold & Crimson level this fall and school board members present at the open forum of the monthly meeting in November.”

Butler reminded everyone, “Mark your calendar for next year's 5th annual Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 am.”

The next event for the band members is this coming Sunday with the annual Holiday Concert along with the Choirs in the Baldwin-Woodville Performing Arts Center.

Because of the popularity of these performances they are offering two shows this year. The first show is at 2:00 pm and the second will be at 6:00 pm. The 2:00pm show is full, but there is still room at the 6:00pm concert. Check the Baldwin-Woodville Bands Facebook page to get your FREE general admission tickets or contact the High School to reserve your tickets. Tickets are required to give everyone a seat!

Finally, Butler reported, “Our NEW uniforms are finally in production! It is exciting to replace our current 15-year-old uniforms. We are continuing to raise money to pay for these. If you would like to make a donation please send it to BW Band Boosters, P.O. Box 397, Baldwin, WI 54002. Thank you for your continued support of our hard-working music students!”