K & C Wins $10,000 in Annual Fundraiser
K & C Quickstop of Dime Box won the $10,000 Certificate of Deposit that was the top prize at the annual Lions Club/Lexington Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser held last Saturday night at the Lexington Park Building. This is the second time K & C has won the top prize, having also won in 2006. Owners Joe and Missy Strom were represented by Brian Lindgren at the event.
Sally Colona won the second place prize of $3,000. A pair of Mikes, Mike Nance and Mike Lina, took home the third prize of $1,000 for their companies, State Construction and Neal’s Dirt.
A barbecue meal was served to the sellout crowd, who not only enjoyed the meal, but also enjoyed the entertainment provided by auctioneer Keith Bexley and Emcee, Byron Wren with the Lions Club.
The meal was cooked by the young men of the Volunteer Fire Department. Daniel Kieschnick was the lead cook. Jonathan Milburn, Michael Milburn, Ace Blankenburg, and Jared Ahrendt were helpers in the meat department. Don Bayer, Chris Billings, Darrell Shed, and Tim Partee helped cut the meat into pieces for serving.
Erna Patschke supervised her family members, Linda and Kenneth, in the kitchen as they prepared the finger foods, beans, potato salad, and her famous noodles. Mrs. Patschke has prepared the sides for all 26 of the Annual Fundraisers these two organizations have orchestrated together.
The beef for the meal was donated by Hildebrandt Meat Market, Round Top State Bank, Doug and Susie Freeman, Charles and Sharon Heller, Letbetter Construction, Boettcher Enterprises, and Boettcher Construction Services.
After supervising the dessert table for almost all of the 26 years of this event, Edna Reynolds turned over that responsibility to Estelle Proske.
Diana Massengale donated two quilts that were raffled off during the proceedings. Both were very beautiful homemade quilts. Ginger Lina and Marilynn Hansberger were the winners of the two quilts. Three guns were also raffled off and they were won by John Johnson, Joe Daily and Mike Wren.
Mickey Milburn with the LVFD reported that they raised between $20,000 and $21,000 this year, which will be divided equally between the two organizations sponsoring the event.