Pickles and Ice Cream Social raises thousands for local foster kids

(WEAU) - A special fundraiser raised money for foster kids around the area Thursday night.

Hundreds of people came out for the Pickles and Ice Cream Social at Action City in Eau Claire, and WEAU 13 News is a proud sponsor.

The event was the creation of WEAU’s Sarah Stokes, who was searching for a way to help foster kids. The social featured silent auction items, seminars just for the ladies, door prizes, "mocktails", and spa treatments.

Stokes said Thursday night “It's just a fun lady's event, just a way to get out and mingle and socialize and shop and pamper ourselves but help kids at the same time.”

The social raised more than $4,000 and all the proceeds from the ice cream social go to "Fostering the Future Fund", managed by Lutheran Social Services.

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  • by Sarah Location: WEAU on Jul 27, 2012 at 09:30 PM
    We still don't know if it's a boy or girl! Lots of people have been saying girl by accident, will be fun to see! And Mary, yes. Duane was asking the questions!
  • by Mary Rinzel Baylor Location: MKE on Jul 27, 2012 at 01:01 PM
    Cheers, Sarah on a fantastic event!! And, you look amazing. PS. I'm guessing DW3 was asking your interview questions - made me giggle :)
  • by Janice Location: Holcombe on Jul 27, 2012 at 04:55 AM
    Thanks Sarah you are looking more beautiful everyday. Only another month and you get to hold her in your arms instead of your tummy! God bless you.
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      by ?? on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM in reply to Janice
      Her??? have I missed an announcement??
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