The Cherokee Educational Foundation board of directors recently met to review the 6th annual fund-raising dinner and auction held at the Cherokee Community Center.
The board expressed gratitude to all those individuals and businesses who helped to make this 6th Annual Dinner and Auction on Feb. 25 such a success. A delicious meal was served by Holly Ohlson, Jodi Phipps, and MaryAnn, Maddie and Sanna Miller, in a room featuring beautiful decorations designed and installed by Tandra Nasland and Cara Jacobson, and followed by a profitable and lively auction.
The goal of this event is to raise money to be used for teacher requests in all levels of Cherokee education. The event was very successful with gross profits from the evening of $19,538, the highest ever raised for this event.
Board President Sue Parker noted that the scope of generosity within the Cherokee community for this event is something we can all be proud of. A heartfelt thank you was expressed to those on the committee who organize, to those who donate items for the auctions, and to those who attend and enjoy the dinner and auction.
Many generous and community minded individuals and businesses donated services and items for this event, including: Charlie Leissler, Steve Schroeder, Emily Pierce, Phyllis Parrot, Country Pines, Holzhauer Motors, Duane Mummert, Pool and Pub, KCHE, The Cherokee General Store, Holstein Main Street Pharmacy, Cherokee Main Street Pharmacy, Ann Letsche, Lou Graybill, Vicki Sonka, Lisa Carlson, Deb Dunn, Cherokee Bowl, Central Insurance, Mike Morrow, Jane's Salon, Pilot Rock Signs, Arlene and Roger Hultman, Dale and Sharon Judson, .
Also, The Gathering Place, Copper Cup, Bomgaars, Val Cedar, CRMC Wellness Center, Sequins, RJ Thomas Mfg., Jungle Jim's Flag Service, Rasmussen Ford, Wilson TV, Wendy Slaughter, Break TIme, Family Table, Carey's Furniture, Cherokee Lumber, Letsche's Radio Shack, Darren's Clothing Company, Headllnes, Dan Kratz, Dave Deedrick, Linda Christensen, Delores Parker, Lolly Roberts, Jean Haselhoff, JoAnne Lundsgaard, Barb Radke, Mike Rose, Rick Angel, The Book Vine, Bonanza Car Wash, Andrea Cook, Tim and Patty Greenwood, John and Jan Cook, Wes and Sue Parker, Tim and Joyce Lungsgaard, and Steve and Mary Lungsgaard.
With the resources from this event and another grant received from the Erlandson Foundation, the board hopes to be able to soon dedicate in excess of $25,000 to support projects, equipment purchases and activities that are not available under our current school budget and that directly impact the lives and education of our young people attending the Cherokee Community Schools.
The Cherokee Educational Foundation also receives gifts at any time to the "undesignated" fund that supports these special projects and activities of our schools, as well as gifts to the "Endowment" fund of the foundation that will invest the principal dollars contributed and make the annual income available for these important purposes.
The Central Administration office (225-6767) or any Education Foundation board member can give further information.
The Education Foundation board members urge everyone supporting our schools to remember these generous people and area businesses when you are planning your next shopping trip.