The day started early with the Detachment members busily setting up under the supervision of Janet Lindner, Joe Wadlow, Karl Wilzer and Gerry Kunick.
Joe Wadlow, co-owner of Monte Cello restaurant, provided the food and instructed the members on how to be professional buffet line servers. Among the volunteers were the Washington Young Marines, under the direction of Don Bailey and is currently being sponsored by the Three Rivers Detachment.
On display for sale were various Marine apparel items by Rick Barzen, Quarter Master and checked out by Jim Hughes. Dessert cakes were provided by Lincoln Bakery and distribution supervised by Rose Popovich and Karen Barzen. Greatly missed was life member, Rita Weiss, our chief baker, who was unable to attend.
The 50/50 raffle headed by Bob Timet drew a record number with $475 going to winner John Ramusen. A special handmade quilt by master quilter, Donna Wilzer, was won by Betty Muschar. Another special auction item was a metal art sculpture donated by award winning, Gene Lyle, and won by Phil Cerussi. At the end of the day, after serving nearly 300 people, Matt Popvich thanked all the member and volunteers who help make this another big success and well worth the efforts.