Community and Yoda come together to support Doemel family


The lanes will be filled with bowling balls and community spirit on January 21 for Knocking Down Pins for Lily Doemel, a medical benefit event at Shoreview Lanes, 823 Grove St, Oshkosh.  The event begins at 12:00 noon through around 4:00pm.  Adults bowling for 3 games will be $16 and children for $10. Free pizza will be offered from ZaRonis, with raffle activities happening throughout the day.

A life-sized Yoda will be raffled off as the signature event at the Elks Club after-party at 175 W. Fernau Ave from 5 -8pm. Raffle tickets for Yoda are $10 per ticket.

Lilly came down with a fever on December, 6th 2017, which became progressively worse and eventually leading to hospitalization. Her fever developed into Kawasaki’s disease, and the treatment received caused severe spinal fluid pressure. After 5 spinal taps and over 2 weeks in the hospital she was finally able to come home on December 28th. The family did not have health insurance, and are now faced with crushing medical bills associated with a prolonged hospital stay.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jon Doemel at 920 203-4739 or email at


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Justin R. Mitchell

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