By Angela Bernhardt, Director of Major Gifts

The Moms on a Mission Fashion Show and Shopping hosted by LocalTies was a huge success. Owned by Anne Morehouse and Chris Pederson, the monthly publication of LocalTies creates and maintains relationships with the belief that together we are better. More than $4,200 was raised for Hammer Residences at the May 10 event held at the Medina Entertainment Center.

The evening delivered on its promise of a night of fashion, music, and shopping. Program hosts Jared Lawrence and Ali Alowonle introduced models showcasing summer collections and fashion trends from area businesses including: A Wreath of FranklinDillihaart BoutiqueGear WestLilliansUrban Eve Salon & Boutique, and Winston & Co. Boutique.

Many of the local businesses have even extended shopping discounts to Hammer supporters that you can access here.

The more than 250 attendees learned about Hammer from Ellen Timmerman-Borer, Chief Development Officer, and Hammer art cards were included in the “swag bag.” The event program featured former Executive Director Evelyn Carlson and a young David

Fabulous prizes were donated including VIP tickets to the Hamel Rodeo, a private wine tasting at Lakeside Wine + Spirits, a free crown from Lakeside Family Dentistry, unlimited summer ride package from Addiction Cycle, a 2019-2020 membership from Blizzard Ski and Snowboard School, a $250 floral bouquet from Candlelight Floral & Gifts, a log cabin weekend from Medina Ventures, a 9-hole inflatable golf course rental from Highway 55 Rental, a round of golf for two with a card from Medina Golf & Country Club, a $250 gift certificate from A Wreath of Franklin, a gift basket from Paint Nail Bar Wayzata, a $150 Visa gift card from SharePoint Credit Union, and a gift basket from Kalla Lily Salon and Spa Medina.

Thank you event sponsors, Artelle Design, DillihaartSangela Enterprises, and Medina Golf & Country Club! Thank you to all the models, volunteers and guests for being part of this very special evening.

Commented Medina Mayor Kathy Martin who was in attendance, “These types of gatherings are the glue of our community and exemplify the generosity and good spirit of our businesses, neighbors and friends.”

The financial support of the community, and events like Moms on a Mission, provides high-quality, compassionate care for those who call Hammer home. Thank you for making a difference!