Community Thank You – Open Letter from DAC Executive Director LaVern Scharmer

March 31, 2017

The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) would like to thank everyone who helped make our 10th Annual Auction and Casino Night at Signatures restaurant a huge success.  We had a great crowd and are proud to announce that we raised just over $25,000 that will all stay right here in Winona and will benefit the DAC and individuals with developmental disabilities.  This event would not have been a success without the support of this great community.  We would like to thank everyone who donated to the auction, all of you who attended the night and all the volunteers who made the auction possible.  The DAC would like to give a special thank you to our celebrity blackjack dealers for spending the evening with us and making the event very enjoyable for everyone.  We would also like to say thank you to our auctioneer Jon Kohner for volunteering his time and making sure our live auction was a success.  We appreciate the support from this great community and look forward to many more successful events with you.  Thank you!

 

 

Sincerely,

LaVern Scharmer

Executive Director

Winona DAC

Winona DAC Announces Plan for May 5 & 6 Garage Sale – Now Accepting Donations

Winona, Minn  – The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced plans to hold their 7th Annual garage sale on Friday May 5, and Saturday May 6, 2017 in conjunction with the 100 mile garage sale.

The DAC garage sale will be held at their facility – 1721 West Service Drive in Winona from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6.  In addition to the garage sale the DAC will also have a hotdog stand with hotdogs, chips and pop for sale.

The DAC is currently accepting donations for the garage sale.  Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 4:30PM.  The DAC is accepting anything in good condition, but please no outdated electronics or exercise equipment.

You may also call the DAC at (507) 452-1798 for questions on specific items.

DAC Announces Celebrity Blackjack Dealers for 10th Annual DAC Auction & Casino Night

Winona, Minn — The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced the Celebrity Blackjack Dealers for the 10th Annual DAC Auction & Casino Night.  This years blackjack dealers are: Brent Banicki, Fred Benning, Jerome Christenson, Randy Domeyer, Gabe Glidden, Andy Kaiser, Julie Prieur, Bill Spitzer and Pat Wood.  The annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Signatures in Winona with all the proceeds from the evening going directly back to the Winona DAC, a non-profit day center providing support services for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Winona County.

 

The Winona DAC is currently accepting donations for the live and silent auctions.  Donations can be dropped off at the DAC Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All donations received by February 27, 2017 will be listed in the annual auction book.  The DAC is located at 1721 West Service Drive, Winona, MN. 55987.  You can call the DAC at (507) 452-1798 to arrange a special drop off or pick up of your donation.

 

Tickets for the fundraiser are $20.00 in advance and are on sale now at: Hy-Vee, Midtown Foods, the Winona DAC and the Liquor Locker in Lewiston.  All guests attending the Auction will receive a Coupon for a Free Best wash with Triple Coat from Gilmore Avenue Car Wash & Quick Lube.  Guests will enjoy an evening of blackjack play dealt by “Celebrity” blackjack dealers from 5:00-7:30 with blackjack prizes awarded at 7:45.  The hors d’oeuvres sessions will run at 6:00, and 7:00.  The live auction begins at 8:00pm this year with the silent auction tables closing shortly after the conclusion of the live auction.

About the Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC):
The Winona DAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit day facility in Winona, MN that serves individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Winona County. The Mission of the Winona DAC is to foster the interdependence of individuals with the community.
  The DAC does this by providing a work program where people do constructive meaningful work, earn paychecks, and participate in their community.  Individuals attending the DAC also have the opportunity to participate in many community activities.  Other areas of programming available are physical therapy and recreational activities, communication and social skills, community awareness and volunteer opportunities. For more information of the Winona DAC please visit us at: www.winonadac.org or call the DAC at: (507) 452-1798.

WINONA DAC ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL AUCTION & CASINO NIGHT

Winona, Minn — The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced plans for their 10th Annual Auction & Casino Night.  The annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Signatures in Winona with all the proceeds from the evening going directly back to the Winona DAC, a non-profit day center providing support services for individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Winona County.

The Winona DAC is now accepting donations as well as auction items for the live and silent auctions.  Donations can be dropped off at the DAC Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  All donations received by February 27, 2017 will be listed in the annual auction book.  The DAC is located at 1721 West Service Drive, Winona, MN. 55987.  You can call the DAC at (507) 452-1798 to arrange a special drop off or pick up of your donation.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $20.00 in advance and are on sale now at: Hy-Vee, Midtown Foods, the Winona DAC and the Liquor Locker in Lewiston.  All guests attending the Auction will receive a Coupon for a Free Best wash with Triple Coat from Gilmore Avenue Car Wash & Quick Lube.  Guests will enjoy an evening of blackjack play dealt by “Celebrity” blackjack dealers from 5:00-7:30 with blackjack prizes awarded at 7:45.  The hors d’oeuvres sessions will run at 6:00, and 7:00.  The live auction begins at 8:00pm this year with the silent auction tables closing shortly after the conclusion of the live auction.

Check the event facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WinonaDACauction for regular updates; a list of “Celebrity” blackjack dealers and pictures of auction items as they arrive.

About the Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC):
The Winona DAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit day facility in Winona, MN that serves individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Winona County. The Mission of the Winona DAC is to foster the interdependence of individuals with the community.
  The DAC does this by providing a work program where people do constructive meaningful work, earn paychecks, and participate in their community.  Individuals attending the DAC also have the opportunity to participate in many community activities.  Other areas of programming available are physical therapy and recreational activities, communication and social skills, community awareness and volunteer opportunities. For more information of the Winona DAC please visit us at: www.winonadac.org or call the DAC at: (507) 452-1798.

Give to the Max Day 2017

It’s GIVE TO THE MAX Season.  GIVEMN.ORG’s Give to the Max Day is Thursday 11/17/2016.  You can make a donation to the DAC by visiting our GIVEMN.ORG page at: www.givemn.org/organization/Winonadac.  All donations received now through the end of the day Thursday (11/17/16) will count towards the Give to the Max Day totals.  Each donation received now through Thursday is also eligible for daily special “Golden Ticket” drawings, which could add a $1000 to your donation.   Any donations given to the Winona Dac now through 11/17/2016 (Thursday) will all count towards the Give to the Max Day. Each donation the DAC receives through the  website now through 11/17/16 will also be eligable for specil bonus donations that could be added to your donation if it’s picked. For more info on the 2016 Give to the Max Day please visit GIVEMN.ORG.