BHP Billiton Donates $10,000 To Education Center

BHP Donation

Pictured above left to right are ASU Heber Springs, Vice Chancelor, Dr. Chris Boyett, Community Education Center Director, Sherry Guess, BHP Billiton Representative, Mark Raines and Mayor, Paul Wellenberger.

The 2nd Annual Fairfield Bay Community Education Center Fundraiser was a great success, with over 130 attendees and over $6,000 raised from ticket sales and silent auction items. The theme for the evening was Cinco de Mayo, and the margarita machine was busy. BHP Billiton representative, Mark Raines, presented a check to Education Center Director, Sherry Guess, for $10,000 that will be used to cover the lease for another year for the Center. The Country Club provided the mexican fare for the evening and the surpise Mariachi guys were Jesus and Manolo, from the play, “The Odd Couple,” the female version. Jesus was David McBee and Manolo was Dan Feuer. “Thank you so much to all those who supported the Education Center by attending our great fundraiser, donating gifts and selling tickets. I think all agreed that this was a great evening but it would never have happened without our own “Charlie’s Angels” Sue Scroggins, Cindy Wellenberger, Sharon Luxon and Linda Duncan, who began working on this event months ago, pulled together all the parts and pieces from developing the theme, decorating, menu planning, running the auction, raffle and selling tickets at the door. The event was successful due to their dedication, caring and concern for our city and especially for the Education Center. In addition, a special thanks is due to the FFBCC Board of Directors for donating the cost of the food and Indian Hills Country Club for preparing and serving it so beautifully. This community is undoubtedly the best on the planet,” said Ms. Guess. Watch for photos of the Cinco de Mayo celebration and fund raiser, courtesy of Lee Phillips, in next week’s edition.

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