As you probably already know,Treasures of Oz more than doubled its attendance from 2012. We had a somewhat larger media presence this year and really benefitted from increasing numbers of returning visitors who brought friends and family.
Why? You ask.
People who attend love this event and are not shy about telling us. It is the quality of the sites, and the volunteers' knowledge, friendliness and open engagement that makes Treasures work. It is really exciting to watch Treasures of Oz grow and connect more and more people to the Ozaukee environment and to the love of special places.
One wonderful mom told us that she dragged her two boys to the event. This was not something either was interested in doing. At the end of it all, they reported it was their BEST DAY EVER. Isn't that just the way it is supposed to be?
Auction revenues went from around $3500 in 2012 to $4500 this year from the auction. Wow! The auction puts the gold back into the treasure chest and provides the main source of revenue to fund our next event. We are in a good place to begin for 2014.