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Annual dinner a success

Published: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 2:19 p.m. CDT

The 28th kumla supper has come and gone. Thanks to dozens of volunteers, we served more than 500 people. Other highlights of the evening included the silent auction, and our first-ever best kringlas contest, won by Dorothy Binion of Plano. This community event brings people from a wide radius, some as far as Bloomington. We could not do this without the support of many.

Some of the sponsors are HB Moe Farms, Spirit Farms, Stewart Spreading, Dwight Baird, Harold Martin III, J & M Trucking, Eric Wies, Paul and Mary Keller, and Millbrook Insurance. Their cash donations provided for the ham, potatoes and other supplies. Heartland Bank in Newark and Millbrook were kind enough to sell tickets for us. The Venture Crew 42 scouts and leaders, Millbrook Junior High students and Sherry Underhill, Sandra Davis, Nancy Ness, Vivian Berge, Parke and Judy Davis along with many servers, cooks and auction clerks all gave of their time. Many helped us serve food or baked cakes. If we tried to name them all, someone would be missed. Please know how much it means to us that you support our fundraising efforts. Many businesses and private parties donated items for the silent auction. Thank you to you as well.

All the proceeds from this event support the three historic sites operated by the Fern Dell Historic Association. We hope to continue to see you at our events and at the Fern Dell Museum.

Marilynn Thompson, on behalf of the Fern Dell Historic Association board

Newark

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