LOL – Dr. Jack Reynolds, guest speaker at the I Love El Dorado Springs Banquet talked about the three principals of the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation – Leverage – leveraging our local dollars by bringing in dollars from outside the community; One stop giving – individuals or organizations that want to give to more that one charity can give to the Community Foundations and the foundation will distribute the funds and give them a receipt for their tax records; and Legacy – funds can be dedicated in the name of loved ones.
Reynolds, also known as “El Dorado Springs Biggest Cheerleader” was instrumental in establishing the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation.
EXPERIEINCE GRANTED – R-II Superintendent Mark Koca followed up Dr. Reynolds’ presentation by talking about projects he had been involved in that were funded through the El Dorado Springs community Foundation.
STANDING GUARD – Tillman, the ever-present companion of Dog Nation’s Shawn Abel, made sure everybody at the I Love El Dorado Springs banquet behind him was paying attention.
TOUGH STUFF – Jackson Tough, ringman for auctioneer Shannon Sewell Mays, eyes a necklace from Trinkets that was part of evening’s traditional auction.
ENTERTAINING DUO – Miss Cedar County Lauren Alumbaugh Wilkins and her husband, John, were the featured entertainment for the annual SCRG I Love El Dorado Springs Banquet held on Saturday, Feb. 16.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – The expansive windows of the Old Community Building allowed a view of the Wayside Inn Museum.
HONORED FOR A NEW CHRISTMAS TRADITION – Shannon Sewell Mays was honored for her re-invention of the Christmas Parade of Homes which raised over $500 each for the Chamber of Commerce and the Wayside Inn Museum.
HONORED FOR GETTING RID OF THOSE PESKY SIGNS – Councilman Gene Floyd was honored for his persistence in getting the big, ugly and annoying pedestrian crossing signs removed from in front of the Park.