Thank You to Our Sponsors

BySuzanne Hull

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We’ve spent the last three years planning Christkindlmarket Des Moines and developing our non-profit, Des Moines European Heritage Association. We’d like to say a special thanks for the individuals and organizations who have made this event possible:


Community Supporters

  • Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Fund
  • The Deb and Paul Hayes Charitable Fund

Community Partners

  • Waukee High School Industrial Arts Program – Built wooden vendor huts
  • Johnston High School Industrial Arts Program – Built Tannenbaum tables, wooden vendor plaques and wooden sponsor plaques

Fundraising Match Sponsor

  • Modern Woodmen of America


  • Iowa Arts Council Arts Project Grant
  • Polk County Board of Supervisors Community Betterment Grant

Tree Sponsor

  • The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Drake University

Hut Sponsors

  • The Rasmussen Group, Inc.
  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • Familie Härtel
  • Ankeny Auto Body 1
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Graphic Design Sponsor

  • Darcy Hines Designs

Photography Sponsor

  • Gails Photography & Design

Platinum Sponsor

  • museum of danish america
  • Ingersoll Wine & Spirits – In-kind portion of Glühwein
  • Centennial Warehouse – In-kind hut storage
  • Action Electric – In-kind hut electrical parts and installation

Gold Sponsors

  • Grand View University – In-kind meeting space
  • Iowa Sister States
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
  • Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau – In-kind Gold Partner
  • Chocolaterie Stam – In-kind truck usage

Silver Sponsors

  • Sons of Norway – Marsteinen Lodge
  • The Travel Center LTD
  • Kum & Go
  • The Weitz Company
  • Gilcrest/Jewett – In-kind donation of equipment and transport of huts

Bronze Sponsors

  • Ace Body & Motor
  • Iowa Sister Cities


  • Mittera Group
  • Reichardt Family Fund

About the author

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