Annual fund-raiser for Cherokee Educational Foundation
The Cherokee Educational Foundation will host its second annual Benefit Dinner & Auction on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Cherokee Country Club.
A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with an opportunity for people to view both silent and live auction items to be bid on during the event. Many individuals and local businesses are donating unique items which will be auctioned off by local auctioneer Denny O'Bryan. A prime rib dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the benefit is to raise funds used to enhance educational service opportunities for students, staff, and district residents. The Foundation is currently seeking undesignated funds to fulfill faculty requests already on file.
Last year's event raised $8,000 which helped fund a summer school program, and after-school program for third and fourth graders, microscopes for elementary science, media material for the Cherokee Middle School library, reading material for Washington High School, Jazz Band uniforms, an Iowa History program for the Middle School, and World Awareness Day for the fourth grade.
All fund-raiser donations are tax deductible, as the Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit corporation. The Foundation manages scholarships, gifts, and donations as designated by donor requests. It was the recipient of the Governor's Volunteer Award for organizations in 2003.
Cost of the dinner is $25 per person, with only 100 tickets available. Tables of eight, which could accommodate nine, may be purchased, as well as individual tickets. With four tables already reserved, there are only 60 tickets remaining, according to organizers.
Tickets may be purchased from Joyce Lundsgaard at the Central Administration Office at WHS, or by contacting Charlie Leissler at Holzhauer Motors in Cherokee, or Laurie Gerstandt at North Star Credit Union.