Thursday, December 6, 2018

UPDATE: We Had a VERY Successful 2018 Gala of Trees!

If you were not able to stop by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach during our 2018 Gala of Trees that took place November 14-17, you missed out on a holiday scene so beautiful it would have taken your breath away! The main goal for this incredible Lake of the Ozarks annual event wasn't just to make the Boot look pretty and festive for a week, but rather to raise money for some wonderful local organizations. Boy, did we ever do that! 

A VERY Successful Fundraiser
This year the Gala of Trees was able to raise a whopping $20,015.86!!! Those proceeds were divided among 4 amazing organizations that each do their part to bring happiness to local lake area children and their families. 

  • The Mirah Walters Scholarship Program - $1,000
  • The Jessica & Malachi Brazil Foundation - $1,000
  • Lake of the Ozarks Rotary Club - $8,015.86
  • Idiots Club - $10,000   

The generosity didn't stop there! According to chairperson Christy Clark Janssen, many bid-winners donated their winnings back to spread even more holiday cheer. 

"We had a humbling year for Gala of Trees by the generosity of the sponsors and buyers!! We were able to raise $20,015.86 to give to the Idiots Club, Lake of the Ozarks Rotary Club, Jessica And Malachi Brazil Foundation and The Mirah Walters Scholarship fund. 

We had Steve and Debbie Rumple purchase a tree and donate it to be resold. We had Jason Huelett purchase the Mack’s Creek Kids tree. The kids decorate the tree to help give back for the money they have been given from Gala of Trees. Jason donated the tree back to the kids and they were thrilled. We had Bill Long donate his tree to CADV to a mom and two children so they have a Christmas Tree this year. 

We can’t believe the generosity of all those who purchased items! My mom Pam and I can’t thank you enough. We were able to bring the 10 year total to $105,015.86 we are so thankful to all of you for helping and for giving." ~Christy Clark Janssen

Our Next Fundraiser
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse will be giving back to the community again through our upcoming Bourbon Fireside Dinner on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. This event is nowhere near as big as the Gala of Trees has grown to be, but it is a fun evening filled with delicious food, rare bourbons, and great company. Chef Kevin McCowan will be preparing a 5-course gourmet meal paired with bourbons from the hosting distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery and Sazerac. 

Tickets are $125 each, and a portion of those ticket sales will benefit the Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club. This wonderful organization is very active in our community, helping local in-need children throughout the entire year. Tickets to this first in a series of Bourbon Fireside Dinners are limited to only 20. If you are interested, call 573-348-2277 to reserve your tickets or you can simply drop by Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach to pick them up in person. 

Join Us Again Next Year!
If you were not able to attend the 10th Annual Gala of Trees this year, go ahead and mark it on your calendars for 2019! This amazing annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks always takes place the week before Thanksgiving week. 

The 2018 Gala of Trees Board Members
Wobbly Boot BBQ is very proud to be the home to this very special event, and we are extremely thankful for Christy Janssen and Pam Leffringhouse for starting it 10 years ago and continuing to support it to this day. Also, thank you to everyone here in the Lake of the Ozarks that participated. It's a wonderful community to live in full of incredible people that make it a joy to live and work here. 

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Osage Beach, MO 65065

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