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MMC Foundation Dinner a success

Friday, February 3, 2012

Something for everyone - The silent auction is always a favorite activity at the annual Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Education Foundation dinner held last Saturday evening. A little over $4,000 was raised through donated items which included a Heisman Trophy winner autographed football and four tickets to a Major League Baseball game. Many local businesses and crafters donated items for the auction. Photo by Nancy Hohbach
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Foundation Board was delighted with the success of the third annual appreciation dinner, the program and auction.

They want to thank those who participated by attending, donated prizes for the silent auction,or purchased tickets for the Cash is King Raffle. Special thanks to special speaker Dr. Mary Leavitt Sand for her thoughts and memories. Over $4,000 will be added for the Foundation to further their efforts.

The MMC speech students, under the guidance of Deb Mayer, shared their personal gifts with the audience. The seniors, along with their parents, did a great job of serving the crowd and aiding the set-up and cleaning up afterwards, . To those who prepared the food: Sara Wilcox. Gina Foresman, Jan Brady and all of the kitchen volunteers. Dean Bindner for preparing the meat and Darlene Schmillen 's potato salad, Joe and Peg Wurth donated the honey. Christie Carlson, MMC head cook, for the corn muffins and her assistance. Also thanks to Jeff Foods for their donation and help.

Others who gave of their time were Lisa Mayer, Jacob Rosewall and Dawn Roberts for sending out invitations; Mavis Diment for collecting a written/pictorial history of the MMC Foundation; Joe Rainboth for the Speaker and Sound System; contributors of centerpieces and decorating the tables; custodial staff Don Kreber and Steve Liddle; MMC office staff Vickie Rainboth and Linda Roseen, Jan Brandhorst, Grant Leavitt and Gina Rassel for selling raffle tickets.

A big thanks go to all who donated items for the silent auction. Also to the Chronicle Times, Marcus News and Methodist Church for helping out. The Foundation Board is rewarded with another successful evening.

To Mark Wilcox goes thanks for his humor and Renea Ogren for pulling it all together.

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