Biggest cheerleader

Posted February 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TOUGH STUFF – Jackson Tough, ringman for auctioneer Shannon Sewell Mays, eyes a necklace from Trinkets that was part of evening’s traditional auction.

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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.

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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE – The expansive windows of the Old Community Building allowed a view of the Wayside Inn Museum.

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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.

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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.