Gala for the Grove

Gala for the Grove 2024
“Boots & Pearls”
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Boots & Pearls Boots & Pearls

The Gala for the Grove, a spirited fundraiser for Birch Grove Community School, is semi-formal and held in the Lakeside Ballroom at Surfside in Tofte. The theme this year is "Boots & Pearls"! Think fancy Western! We would love to see what you come up with! Dress for the theme or not, the choice is yours - you will have a great time either way!

Evening Events

  • 5:00 p.m.: Champagne Social
    Appetizers and champagne will be served. You can purchase tickets for items in the raffle drawing and browse live auction items to see what may catch your fancy. A cash bar is available all evening.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner and Wine
    Each fine dinner choice will include two glasses of red or white wine. The raffle drawing will take place during the latter part of dinner.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Live Auction
    Entertaining auctioneers will auction off special items live!
  • Music to follow.

Proceeds from this event benefit:

Birch Grove Community School
A non-profit 501(c)(3)

Lady posing by the champagne glasses at the gala Two men posing by the champagne glasses at the gala Two ladies holding champagne glasses at the gala

Are you interested in being a sponsor to this event?


  • $1,000.00 sponsorship includes six tickets
  • $500.00 sponsorship includes four tickets
  • $250.00 sponsorship includes two tickets

We will acknowledge all sponsors the evening of the event.

We wish you and yours well until we meet again at the Gala for the Grove 2024 – Boots & Pearls!

2024 Boot & Pearls Gala Sponsors


  • Anonymous
  • Grand Marais State Bank - Tofte Branch
  • Lisa Hemp
  • Tofte Holiday Station Store


  • AmericInn - Tofte
  • Cook County Co-op
  • Evan & Nancy Anderson
  • Gregory & Jane Eide
  • John & Shirley Heinzen
  • John & Nancy Koloski
  • LaBoda Grading Inc.
  • North Shore Federal Credit Union
  • Richard Donek Trucking
  • Spencer and Judy Motschenbacher


  • Arrowhead Cooperative
  • Cooter's Auto Repair
  • Duclos Construction, LLC
  • Grand Marais Holiday Station Store
  • Krevechenko Services, LLC
  • Laura Daline & Sage Chadez
  • Mark Buckman and Sisa Nikula
  • Musty-Barnhart Agency, Inc.
  • Roger & Jeanne Kegler

Birch Grove Community School is a non-profit 501(c)3. Please read the following concerning tax deductions.

$75 tickets to this event are not tax-deductible, as the value of the appetizers, champagne, meal, wine, dessert, and venue are equal to/more than the ticket price.

Sponsorships: Tickets come with sponsorships. Deduct $75 per ticket from your sponsorship cost. The remainder is tax-deductible.

Donated items for raffle/auction: Individuals and businesses that donate an item for the gala will receive a receipt/thank you. This receipt/thank will document the item donated ($100 gift card, vase, black dirt, basket of wine, etc.). Birch Grove Community School does not place a value on the item donated on the receipt/thank you. Those who donate are responsible for determining what the value of the donation is for tax deduction purposes. Please consult with your tax expert.

Auction Items Won: Auction items won are not necessarily tax-deductible, as you are receiving goods for your money. We list the value of each auction item at the gala. If you pay more than the value of the item, this may be tax-deductible. Please discuss this with your tax consultant, as Birch Grove Community School does not give tax advice, nor is the school an authority on the subject.