The "Night to Celebrate" will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. in the MMC school commons. The MMC 2011 senior class and the Foundation are hosting the evening for current and former board members and contributors.
This years' featured speaker will be Chris Bork, a former graduate of the district, now a successful principal at Heelen High School. His parents are Neal and Marie Bork of rural Cleghorn. Also on the program will be selections by the MMC music students and the speech team throughout the evening.
Organizations or family contributors of scholarships will be asked to provide a centerpiece for their table depicting symbols or an insignia of their scholarship. Reservations may be made by calling 376-4171. Anyone who is supportive of higher education is encouraged to come and enjoy a spectacular evening with delicious food and entertainment. One doesn't need to be a scholarship provider to participate.
Last year's evening, and the first one for this event, was a huge success which left many wishing they had attended. Marcus resident and Major League Baseball umpire Bruce Dreckman was the featured speaker and he delighted the crowd with humor and tales of what he went tthrough to achieve his goal in life. Some did not understand they could attend by making a reservation for the meal. The board is planning for more seats to accommodate a larger crowd as it was a really fun night. The kitchen crew will be headed up by Mark and Sara Wilcox of Cleghorn.
A tasty meal sets the stage for humor with a message from a successful graduate of the district in his chosen field of education. Chris Bork was was not only a good student but participated widely in sports, music and an honor student as well. He will have memories to share.
Another part of the evening will be a fabulous silent auction with such items as: 12 free washes from Rupp's Car Wash; a scensy rooster pot donated by Stepanie Peters; a quilted table runner made by Connie Haack; a unique wood item created by Ron Erickson; a hand-made wood coat hanger with a mirror made by Jack Hueser; an 18 piece BBQ tool set donated by Sherree Ogren; tickets to a Major League Baseball game donated by Bruce Dreckman; some Hawkeye memorabilia donated by Chuck Knudson; CoolBiker Stuff donated by Jana Welp; an autograph picture of Paul Rhodes of Iowa State fame donated by Mark Wilcox; a free haircut and one month use of a tanning bed at Hair by Ruth's; a stained glass item created by Bob Cave; a "dip chiller" donated by Jim Hoefling; a floral arrangement donated by Gina Foresman; Renea Ogren will take on six homes for washing their windows; MMC School will donate two adult free passes for school activities, plus other items to come.
There also are 100 raffle tickets going on sale at $25 each. Four cash prizes will be awarded during the evening of January 29. One does not have to be present to win. Top prize will be $500; the second prize is $150; third prize is $100 and fourth prize is $50. Selling these tickets are Gina Rassel, Gina Foresman, Jennifer Gross, Jacob Rosewall,