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$6,094 Pot of Gold Winner: Safe Families For Children


Safe Families for Children won the Pot of Gold valued at $6,094 at Wake Up Alexandria on September 2, 2022. The event was hosted by Kvale Real Estate. Pictured: Steve Boyd, Church and Community Engagement Leader for Safe Families for Children.


The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a Pot of Gold winner at its Wake Up Alexandria event on Friday, September 2, 2022. The event was hosted by Kvale Real Estate. Chamber Board President, Matt Gilbertson of Viking Bank, drew the winning organization, Safe Families for Children, from the pot of more than 650 current Chamber members. The prize package was valued at $6,094.

Pot of Gold items were generously sponsored by the following Chamber members: Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Alexandria Area Young Professionals, Alexandria Clinic, A Service of Alomere Health, Alexandria Farmers Market, Alexandria Technical & Community College, AMS Digital Productions, Amy Christopherson – State Farm Insurance, Avon Independent Representative – Mary Becker, Boy Scouts of America – Northern Lights Council, Bruckner Mediation, Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors, Colorful Seasons Garden Center, Corral Saloon & Eatery, Cub Foods – Alexandria, Douglas County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC), Echo Press Newspaper, Ellingson Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical, Escape Room Alexandria, First Lutheran Church/Community Preschool, Glow. Airbrush Tan Studio, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County ReStore, Henry’s Foods, Inc., Hilltop Lumber, Innovative Builders, Irmadene Hanson, LLC, KIK-FM & COOL-FM, Local Flayre, Manpower, Multi Business Solutions, Noonan Sport Specialists, Nortec Communications, Inc., Palmer Creations, Past & Present Home Gallery, Pike & Pint Grill, Pioneer PBS, Profile Health & Wellness, Quality Computer Services of Central MN, LLC, Rose City Sign, Runestone Electric Association, Sara Thingvold, Professional LLC, SERVPRO of Douglas & Otter Tail Counties, Someplace Safe Thrift Store, Titus 2 Retreat Center, West Central Sanitation, and Winning Edge.

The Pot of Gold drawing is a highly anticipated part of each Wake Up event. Donations include business items, discounted services, gift certificates and promotional items. Every Chamber member is included in the drawing, but a representative of the business drawn must be present to win.

For more information about the Pot of Gold or Wake Up Alexandria, contact Jess Ptacek at the Chamber of Commerce, 320-763-1489 or jess@alexandriamn.org.