Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Benefit for Elmer Anderson

Most of us just know him as simply Elmer. He's a member of several BMW clubs and he is one of guys whom I look forward to seeing at BMW Rally's. Elmer has always had a good story or two. I have enjoyed listening to him talk about historical highways and roadside landmarks for years. He is one of the most knowledgeable people I know on the Lincoln Highway. Through his career, he has had a hand in building and rebuilding many of the great highways we ride on in Iowa, making sure they were built right. - Frump


Start Time: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 5:00pm
End Time: Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:00am
Location: Michael J. Manatt Community Center, Jackson Street, Brooklyn, IA


Elmer Anderson, a native of Brooklyn, Iowa and a 30 plus year employee of Manatts, Inc., was diagnosed last January with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease). To help offset the cost of this incurable illness, the employees of Manatts, Inc., in conjunction with the Brooklyn Ruritans, will be hosting a benefit fundraiser in Elmer’s honor. The event will include a dinner, a live and silent auction and a dance; all to be held from 5:00 PM to Midnight on April 9th.

Tickets will go on sale for the dinner and dinner/dance combination the week of March 15th. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and consist of smoked pork loin, smothered chicken breasts, baked potato, green beans, dessert, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. Cost for the meal will be $10.00/adult, $5.00/junior high and under, and free for preschool and under. The dinner/dance combination ticket is $15.00/adult. The dance is free to children junior high and under who attend with their parents. Single dance tickets will be $5.00 per person, 15 years and up. The dance will begin at approximately 8:00 PM – midnight.

The silent auction will be ongoing from 5:00 PM and will close at 10:00 PM. A live auction will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Auction donations will be accepted through Wednesday, April 7th. Please contact Deb White, Peaches Burmahl or Diane Kilmer with your donations at 641-522-9206 or items can be dropped off at the Brooklyn office of Manatts, Inc. anytime from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

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