The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Rotary Club "Midnight Masquerade" banquet a huge success


March 20, 2019

Nona Danreuther won the grand prize of $3,000 at Saturday's Rotary Banquet. Second Grand Prize of four tires or $1,000 in store credit at Tilleman's was won by Lyle McKeever. A glider chair was won by Maryetta Engle.

Other winners were: Melanie and Shaud Schwarzbzch with the Fairmont Weekend Getaway; Wes and Rita Berlinger won a Big Yeti Cooler and ½ Pork; Charlie Overbay won a Bradley Smoker; Golden Harvest Seeds won a Roomba Floor Cleaner; Doug and Nora Grubb won a Porch Swing, Bob Denning won a Chromebook; Ted Pursley won an Automatic Electric Pressure Cooker; Twila Grant won a Rocker Radio, and Karma Hale won a Ring Door Bell.

New jackets were presented to the EMT volunteers of our community: Dusty Allderdice, Paula Amsbaugh, Tim Bahnmiller, Margaret Cline, Ken Denning, Nathan Merrill, Larry Ophus, Heather Pleninger, and Melanie Schwarzbach. Big Sandy emergency Medical technicians dedicate themselves to our well-being and 24/7. Rotary wanted to acknowledge them and thank them for their effort to the betterment of our community.

This year's music was provided by Georgia and Tavie Wortman and enjoyed by everyone!

Over the last 34 years, because of the Rotary Club Benefit and Banquet, over $650,000 has been returned to the community of Big Sandy. Sixty-five projects have been supported by the residents of Big Sandy through this event.

There were 21 cash sponsors, all of the businesses are from Fort Benton, Big Sandy, and Havre. Besides that, there were many silent auctions, raffle and door prizes given by members of the community as well.

Officers and Members of Rotary club want to thank everyone for buying a ticket once again. This is 35 years we have come together to support our whole community-- children, teenagers, and residents of Big Sandy. Shane Ophus is President; Brad Moore is Vice-President; Bob Nelson is Treasurer; Demra Brown is Secretary. Members include Harry Bold, Margaret Cline, Carla Courtnage, Maryetta Engle, Kelly Haaland, Krystyl Kulbeck, Janice Kaiser, Sheri Moore, Bob Quinn, Jeff Richter, Rich Roth, Scott Schwarzbach, Melanie Schwarzbach, Shaud Schwarzbach, Tom Sheehy, Jack Thornton, Jodi Thornton, Dianna Webster, and Rhonda Works.


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