MARCUS - Chris Bork, Bishop Heelen Catholic High School Principal, will be the main speaker Saturday, Jan. 29th at 6 p.m. in the MMC High School commons. Bork has served Heelen for 12 years now. He started as a teacher, coach, assistant activities director, dean of students and now serves as principal.
The MMC Education Foundation held a similar appreciation meal for the first time last year and everyone had an absolute terrific time. Bruce Dreckman, MLB umpire, was the featured speaker. In addition to Bork, there will be some school entertainment by the music and speech department.
The Foundation has found roughly 25 folks to donate some really fine stuff to auction off silently. These items include tickets to a pro-baseball game, Hawkeye game and other Hawkeye and Cyclone items, fine wood crafts, high quality quilted items and much more. This is the biggest fund-raiser the foundation holds which provides money for scholarships for every graduating senior who applies.
Anyone who supports the cause of higher education is invited to attend. You just have to let MMC know if you will come for the meal ahead of time. Reserve by calling 376-4171. One may also come at 7 p.m. to hear the speaker. A fine meal will be served under the guidance of Mark and Sara Wilcox and friends. Senior parents are preparing the desserts and seniors are serving the meal.
The idea behind all of this is a way to thank those who provide scholarships year after year, whether it be a single individual or organization or business. It's great for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn communities to support higher education and provide for their children.
The foundation wants residents to know people who support this cause are more than welcome and are encouraged to attend.
Also this year, there will be a cash raffle. A hundred tickets are being sold at $25 each. Some lucky person will win $500 or $150 or $100 or $50 You do not have to be present to win. Contact Gina Rassel or a Foundation Board member to get your ticket.