Saturday, April 15, 2023, the Perry County Museum hosted its first Movers, Shakers, and History Makers Dinner fundraiser.
Twenty-five community volunteers turned “History Makers” were represented, ranging from celebrities, artists, athletes, a first lady, musicians, notable figures and even a few memorable people from local history.
Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough — we sold out 300 tickets and exceeded expectations with the generous support from everyone who bought tickets, tipped their History Maker, participated in the silent auction and made donations.
All proceeds benefit the Perry County Museum and are used toward the upkeep of our 126-year-old building, providing safe archival storage for our collection, creating exhibits and performing educational outreach to the community.
Fundraising exceeded expectations with the generous support from everyone who bought tickets, tipped their History Maker, bought really cool items from the silent auction and donated money.
“We can’t say thank you enough,” said Perry County Museum representative.
In the article, there are photos that were submitted by guests of the museum.
Perry County Museum wants to recognize some folks who volunteered their time and talents, starting with the county History Makers: Alan Malone, Jaimi Deel, Laura Purcell, Chris Cail, Tonya Rankin, Amanda Litherland, Becky Thorn, Kyle Powers, Taylor LaGrange, Tara Bishop, Earla Williams, Crystal Taylor, Sophie Ettensohn, Brady Meserve, Tara Lucas, Emily James, Nate Hollinden, Mike & Kathy Finley, Stephanie Walsh, Staci Litherland, Will Mogan, Gail Edwards, Ian Jarboe, Laura Simpson, and Patty Seibert.
Some of the tables were having a friendly competition with their tips, but Tonya Rankin (Janis Joplin) won bragging rights with nearly $3,000.
“Tonya, you just took a Piece of My Heart with that effort,” stated Perry County Museum representative.
Thanks to sponsor Bruce and Bobs Rental. Also, they appreciated donations to the Silent Auction. There were many handcrafted items, original artwork, toys and many more to bid on. Wall’s Drive-In, Finley Antiques, Jenny Zingg, Derby General Store, Karen Epple, Patti Hoskins, Molly Hall, Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Earla Thorn, Kenneth McFall, Jeff Miller, Rita Marsili, Blankets by Charlie’s Mom, Betty Cash, Kitty Sue McGee, Katy Pappano, Jackie DuPont, Joan Knable, Barb Sandage, and Georgeann Gratton.
We had some helpers step up in a big way!
Thanks to Greg and Ronica Jarboe, Georgeanne Gratton, Faye Schwartz, Adam Goffinet and Molly Hall for volunteering to work the event in various ways.
The band was phenomenal and we’d like to thank Danny Bolin, Eric Dickenson, Tony Hollinden, Robbie Robertson, Renea Gray and Nate Hollinden for the entertainment.
We had so much fun and we hope you did, too.
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