I was on vacation at the time and I met with a local establishment who was willing to allow me to have a band and raffle. I visited the local businesses and asked for donation from their store, something less than $50.00. I made up poster and put them around town for the dance and raffle.
I also told the establishment that I would provide the local newspaper with an article about the reason for the fundraiser and include their establishment on the list in the articles one who one of the sponsors of the event so the establishment would then also receive local advertising.
We had a good turn out and sold a lot of tickets and during the bands break; we raffled off the merchandise, which was all donated by local businesses. After expenses, I had raised $5000.00.
Simple as that!! I have no problem doing this throughout Wisconsin in any community where a member of WCI lives and wishes to help raise money for a WCI trailer; it just takes time, organizational skills and some running around which as I said, I would be willing to do over this winter