Tiny Tim Gala raises $80,000 for local charities


LA CROSSE, Wis. — The silver anniversary of a La Crosse fundraiser is a big success for local charities.

The 25th Tiny Tim Gala, Festival of Trees and Jingle Bell Brunch raised more than $80,000 November 18-20.

More than 900 people took part in the Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary event, which raised money for the St. Claire Health Mission, WAFER food pantry, Sparta Franciscan Healthcare Foundation and Bluff Country Famly Resources.

The events were made possible with the help of more than 60 sponsors, volunteers who gave thousands of hours of their time, and many other businesses and individuals who donated their talents, time and funds to the events.

Next year’s event is scheduled for November 18-18 at The Waterfront Cargill Room.