Four Little Penguin Lighted Bottles for a local Benefit
Nick’s sister Becky asked us to sell her one of our lighted bottles for an upcoming dinner and silent auction benefit.
We decided we should do a little better than that and gave her four ‘The Little Penguin’ wine bottles with lights. Each lighted bottle is decorated a little bit different. One bottle has a cluster of wine grapes, one has a big red heart with two white bows on either side, the blue labeled bottle has a string of white and blue beads and an orange ribbon, and the fourth bottle has a silver snowflake with silver ribbons around the neck.
The benefit is for a former classmate of Becky’s, Emilie Triebenbach Sonnenschein. Emilie was seven months pregnant when she developed a case of preeclampsia, high blood pressure which is caused by pregnancy and affects major organs. On August 24, 2012 Doug and Emilie’s daughters Chalcedony (Kelly) Constance Sonnenschein was delivered by c-section eight weeks early. At first Emilie was stable, but shortly after birth she sustained a serious brain hemorrhage. On September 19, 2012 at the age of 29 years, Emilie passed away with Doug at her side.
Emilie was on a special assignment teaching as a licensed teacher at Abu Dhabi Education Council. Doug and Emilie were living in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates which is a long way from her family and friends. Baby Kelly is doing well despite all she has gone through. Funeral services are pending for Emilie in Nebraska. With the proceeds from this benefit, Doug and Kelly will hopefully be able to return to the States soon.
For more information please contact Angela Bauer at 320-295-6989.
The dinner and silent auction will be held at the Thunder Lodge in Long Prairie, MN, on Saturday, November 17th from 1 – 8 pm.
If you would like to make a financial donation, please send it to:
Emilie Treibenbach Sonnenschein Benefit
Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank
610 Lake Street South, PO Box 180, Long Prairie, MN 56347
Thank you! We will be attending this benefit and hope it will be a great turnout and successful fundraiser.