The volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be a go in Brown Deer after all.
The board cut funding for the event to $1,000 in the 2010 budget. Held every three years, the dinner recognizes the many people who volunteer their time and efforts on various village commissions, committees and boards.
In past years, the event, held at the Sheraton Four Points, has cost about $3,500.
Village Manager Russell Van Gompel said the Brown Deer Foundation has offered to cover up to $3,500 of the cost.
"If the dinner is $3,500, they would pay $2,500 of the cost," Van Gompel explained.
The Village Board discussed the dinner at some length and considered alternatives such as a picnic, before deciding to continue the dinner.
"It is really the only form of compensation we have for people who contribute their time," Van Gompel said.
The dinner is scheduled for April 30.
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