Lac du Flambeau, Wis. – Lake of the Torches and its guests rocked the night for The Salvation Army on Saturday, March 16, raising nearly $1,200 that will be used by the organization right here in the Northwoods.
The donation was the proceeds of the Boogie & the Yo-Yoz performance that evening in the convention center. Boogie & the Yo-Yoz is a central Wisconsin band that plays all the hit pop, rock and country music from the ‘80s through today. Admission to the event, which included a dance floor and St. Patrick’s Day party favors, was $5 with proceeds being donated to the charitable organization.
“We thank all of our guests who enjoyed themselves and who made this donation possible. The Salvation Army provides the Northwoods community with critical assistance for those who need extra help making ends meet and those who have been devastated by a fire or natural disaster,” said Leana Schlecht, Director of Marketing at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino.
The donation will be used to help the many programs the Salvation Army provides for local and Northwoods residents. One such program is the voucher program in which volunteers from throughout the area offer financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation and other personal necessities to individuals undergoing financial hardship or similar circumstances. This program is run by volunteers in each county and Lac du Flambeau has had its own representative to help local residents for more than 20 years.
Others services provided to Northwoods residents include disaster assistance and providing food and beverages to first responders at major incidents, emergency housing for those undergoing financial hardship and youth programs. The donation from the concert will be used for these programs right here in the Northwoods.
Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines, Blackjack, Three-card Poker, Craps, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, Woody’s Bar and Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well-appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
Information on upcoming events and promotions at Lake of the Torches is available at www.lakeofthetorches.com.
Director of Marketing
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino
1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 4016