Spotlight on Business
Boulder City Sunrise Rotary
by Goldie Begley
How many ways can you cook a Brat? Only one! Grilled over the open fire at the Rotary grill in Bicentennial Park. Boulder City Sunrise Rotary’s boisterous but friendly Bratgrillers will be cooking a variety of meats again this year at the annual WurstFest on Saturday, September 27th.
Brats, sausages, and hot dogs with all the trimmings will be served. And what goes best with that? Ice cold beer or a frosty soda! More Rotarians and friends in red shirts will be serving wine in the Wine Pavilion.
You can expect to ooh and aah over 200 classic cars on display by the Hustlers Car Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children will enjoy a special fun area designated especially for them at no charge.
During the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Dummkopf’s oompa band will share their musical comedy routines. In the evening, don’t miss the ever popular, straight from Las Vegas, Tommy Rocker and his band playing Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys and more Rock n’ Roll.
The heart of the whole event is the auctions. The silent auction, from 1 to 3 p.m., has affordable items for bid such as jewelry, artwork, beauty packages, show tickets, and lots of other items. Back by popular demand, zany auctioneers Rich Baughman and Doug Scheppmann will collect your bids on items at the live auction, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be items such as vacation packages to Cabo and other places, rodeo tickets, theme packages and baskets, and maybe even large things that have engines.
This popular and successful annual event, always the last weekend in September, is one of Sunrise Rotary’s main fundraising events with the proceeds going back into the community. One of the largest projects funded by this event is the alcohol and drug-free “All Night Party” hosted for BCHS seniors. Planned to keep seniors safe on graduation night, the event takes lots of manpower and costs approximately $30,000. However, it is Sunrise Rotary’s most rewarding project!
Maybe you have an unused vehicle in good shape or furniture for the live auction, or maybe you can make a theme basket, or donate smaller items for the silent auction. Contact Rich Baughman at 293-1008 or Goldie Begley at 293-2472 for pick up. Visit www.bcsr.org.