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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Milan shines

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the annual auction for the Greater Milan Area Community Foundation. So many wonderful people. 50 silent auction items. Another dozen live auction items. I will write about it for Thursday's paper and promise to include the $$ amounts raised once I talk to Scott Dotson. The ladies looked lovely, all dolled up for the occasion at the Four Points Sheraton. Drinks, appetizers and lots of hand-shaking as people wandered in. Dinner was served in the adjoining ballroom, accompanied by live music. Very nice. I had the pleasure of sitting with Duane and Isabelle Schultz and their family. It was Isabelle and a handful of other Milan visionaries who dreamed up the Foundation and to see the ballroom full of 200 or so supporters must have been heart-warming for these generous people. Yes, the economy sucks. Yes, there is bad news everywhere we turn. But, how genuinely reassuring that people are still willing to come out to celebrate the generosity of this amazing group that gives tens of thousands of dollars every year to charities, large and small, in our community. Congratulations.



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