MARCUS - Plans are ready to go for the third annual appreciation supper for those folks who support the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Education Foundation scholarships.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28th in the high school commons. Dean and Christine Bindner are preparing the meal this year, with Darlene Schmillen making potato salad which she is so famous for.
This year's speaker will be Mary Leavitt Sand who is a 1979 graduated of Marcus High School who now hails from Yankton, SD. She will share her history of what she has done with her life based on getting a good education.
A silent auction has been a favorite activity for the night's top prizes are four tickets to a professional baseball game are donated by Bruce Dreckman. Another top prize is an autographed football by Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III donated by Phil Dorr.
Other top prizes are handmade by many talented folks such as Jack Hueser who made an oak beveled mirror; Robert Cave created two stained glass hangings; Delores Tapper crocheted a coupled of items; Bobbie Means quilted by hand a lovely baby quilt; Elm Street Creations and Garden Center (Donna Reidermann) donated a huge wood lighted Easter Bunny; and Elaine Leavitt will have a delicious coffee cake.
Some Marcus businesses have also donated such as Grandma Gardens a dozen roses, HyVee Drug Store a Valentine package of wine and chocolates, and Country Creations a gift packet with several items.
MMC High School students will also be entertaining the crowd. It promises to be another entertaining, successful evening for those in attendance.