Once again, the Community Commerce Building in Gays Mills was bustling with festive folks on Saturday night, the 7th of February. Nearly 200 people from the region took advantage of the lovely weather conditions to come and dance and celebrate our special Driftless area. The sweet, folksey, and at times comical acoustic music of the Yellowbellied Sapsuckers started off the evening until the Bad Axe Blues Band took the stage and filled the dance-floor, keeping the music a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ until nearly midnight. Tea for the People and Driftless Brewing Company provided beverages for all tastes while baked goods filled those stomachs still requiring food.
“This year’s silent auction spread was more impressive than ever. I think this really reflects the generosity of Crawford Stewardship Project’s supporters and their dedication to the cause of environmental justice, sustainable land use, and local control of natural resources,” noted CSP Board Treasurer Lamar Janes.
“Everything was so lovely! Simply perfect. If I had put on this event, I’d be really happy with myself,” commented Annie Zylstra, who made the long drive from Decorah Iowa.
“Yeah,” agreed Eli Mandel, originally from Soldiers Grove who came back from Madison for the celebrations, “this is an organization that really knows how to throw down! I had a blast and am really proud of the work that CSP is doing.”