REA3D by Candlelight Auction and Dinner Event on February 24, 2023 at Proctor’s Black Woods Event Center, ranks as REA3D‘s most successful fundraising event ever!

Thanks to all those who supported this important event with their attendance, participation, donations and/or sponsorship.

REA3D by Candlelight

2023 PLATINUM SPONSORS–$1,000 or more



Advantage Emblem

All American Club

Barkers Island Inn

Bent Paddle


Bill Gates

Britta Kauppila Jewelery

Connie Stanley


Dean Dahlvang

Deb Strohm

Dennis Francisco

Dicks Sporting Goods

Dr. Clint Moen


Duluth Grill

Duluth Pottery

Ely Marathon

Fitz Craft Creations

Fleta Carol

Glenn Tridgell

Gordy Westendorf

Grandma’s Marathon

Heather Budisalovich

Ian Dobosenski

Janelle Gomez

Jeff Erickson

Jill Anderson

Jim Ward

J. S. Realty Artwork

Justin Fitzsimmons

Katie Cotrell

Kelly Okstad

Kennedy Graven Law

Kerry Juntunen

Kerry Welsh

Keyport Liquor


Lake Superior Zoo

Lila Boehland

Lindsey Ruhnke

Liz Proepper

Let’s Glow

Lincoln Park Crafting  Community

Liberty Diversified


Louise Lind

Love Creamery

Lynn Dart Nelson

Marge Klint

Max Caven Photography

Mesabi Preschool

Michelle Strum

Midway Sewer Service

Miller Trunk Dental

MN Energy Resources

Morin Siding

My 95.7

Naturalight Candles & Craft

Northwest Outlet

Other Place

Outback Steakhouse

Pebble Spa

PHS Industrial Tech

Pike Lake Golf &  Beach Club

Play It Again Sports

Playtime Palace

Proctor  Athletics

Raylene Ahlgren

Rejuvenation Center

Richard I. Bong Center

Rich Petersson

Ron Gajewski

Rory and Sherri Johnson

Roxanne Bijold

Sammy’s Pizza

Social House



Super One Liquors

Tarah Johnson

The Proctor Journal

The Shack

The Spice & Tea Exchange


VIP Superior

Virg Boehland

Wayne Misgen

All funds raised from this annual fundraiser will be directed toward school and community projects that advance learning in academic, art or athletic areas.


Fall 2022, REA3D President Sherm Carlson gathers with board members Dean Dahlvang, Rory Johnson, and Christy Strohm as they launch efforts to develop pickleball courts in the Proctor area.

Thanks to our loyal REA3D donor base, our foundation is growing in its capacity to award grants to worthy academic, art and athletic projects that serve learners within the Proctor School District communities. During the 2021-22 school year, REA3D awarded $11,000 to eleven new projects, supported local startup of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, helped with a major Northland grant proposal that supports after-school programming, and is currently spearheading local efforts to develop pickle-ball courts in Proctor. REA3D also welcomed three new members to its board of directors, Dean Dahlvang, Jim Ward, and Gordy Westendorf. The REA3D by Candlelight Dinner returned as an in-person event on February 24, 2023. Your support makes all of this and more possible!