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Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$60.00 – $5,000.00

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!  Join the Wood County Museum for our annual Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser! 

This year’s theme is a mix of Margaritaville & a Luau (hawaiian shirts are HIGHLY encouraged!) on July 19, 2024 from 6-9pm.  We are excited to host this summer fundraiser as an in-person event with live music by Cheeseburgers in Paradise, delicious food by City Barbeque, a beer tent, side raffle prizes, and rolling 50/50 drawing. We will also have an online silent auction. This event is our largest fundraiser for the museum & historical society.

In addition to a year full of community welcoming-events, educational programs, and family-focused activities, we will also be doing a lot of planning for 2025. Museum staff will be installing a large World War II exhibit in the Spring of 2025. We are gathering stories from some of the amazing WWII Veterans in the surrounding area, pulling artifacts from our collections in storage, and drawing plans for the ‘exhibit set’. This of course means raising additional funds for the construction of the exhibit and the technology that goes with it. This year’s fundraiser will be used in part to help us cover the costs associated with a quality exhibit that weaves many stories and memories from WWII into an enriching experience for visitors.

Please help us reach our goal to raise $25,000 by becoming an event sponsor, purchasing an event ticket, and by participating in the auction.

Tickets are $60/member and $65/non-member. Must be 21+ to attend.

Purchase tickets online or at the door.

All-you-can-eat BBQ Food and Drinks are included with the ticket. Catering will be done by City Barbeque. (Vegetarian meal available upon request, please call the museum to reserve)

Auction website: 32auctions.com/pfpf24


Thank you to our event sponsors!

Margaritaville Sponsors: Edwin & Irma Wolf, Lynn & Betty Wineland, Dave & Cindy Hollinger, Marsh & Rothenbuhler LLC, Susan & George Winters,
Parrot Sponsors: Franks Sales, Inc. Andrew Kalmar & Cathy Zwyer, Linda Hamilton, Anonymous, A.A. Green Realty, Inc. , Jary & Roselinde Crandall
Luau Sponsors: The Copy Shop, SignGypsies 419, City Barbeque, Phipps, Shevlin, Hebeka Family Dentistry, LTD.


About the Musical Act

Cheeseburgers in Paradise is a group based in the Cleveland area. They are an energetic, talent-filled, entertaining show! Cheeseburgers in Paradise plays many of the greatest Jimmy Buffett tunes, along with other great ‘island, summer, beach, party and dance songs! Tom’s musicianship on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute, harmonica and ukulele will amaze, while the band is rock-solid, lively and fun to watch!


July 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$60.00 – $5,000.00


Wood County Museum
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Wood County Museum
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402 United States
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Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser Event Ticket - $60 Member
Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser Event Ticket - $60 Member MUST PROVIDE MEMBER NUMBER AT DOOR (Vegetarian meal available upon request, please call the museum to reserve)
$ 60.00
Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser Event Ticket - $65 Non-Member
Poor Farm Palooza Fundraiser Event Ticket - $65 Non-Member (Vegetarian meal available upon request, please call the museum to reserve)
$ 65.00