Tickets on sale now for the LACF Diamonds and Denim Gala


Now is your chance to support the Lennox Area Community Fund and enjoy a great evening out. The Lennox Area Community Fund (LACF) has been busy the last few months in preparation for their premier fund-raising event, the Diamonds and Denim Gala. The event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the Steever House, located four miles northeast of Lennox on 276th Street from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Ticket holders will be treated to delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres that begin at 6 p.m., with a grant presentation and sponsor recognition held at 7:30 p.m. Wine and beer will be available for sale. The evening will wrap up with desserts at 8 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the talented Michael Shaw.

Tickets are $40 apiece, $20 of each ticket sold to the Diamonds and Denim Gala will go directly to the Lennox Area Community Fund. Tickets are available from an LACF board member or online with an additional $3 service charge, just click the “event” menu at lennoxareacommunityfund.org. Tickets are also available at local businesses including: Security State Bank, Worthing Insurance, Valley Exchange Bank, Mayme Jane’s Gifts & Accessories, and the Lennox Independent.

LACF Board members include: Darin Eich, Justin Hinker, Wendy Beukelman, Tonya Ringen, Andrea Sweeter, Kelli Bultena, Kelly Wulf, Teresa Beach, Jonathon Hagena, Lisa Westra, Susan Wiebesiek, Tara Stubbe, Don Sweeter, and Jon Hanson.

During the presentation on Sept. 10th the LACF will present grants to this year’s recipients, which include: Junior Achievement, Chancellor Fire Dept., Performance Plus, L.E.E., Lennox Community Library, Old Towne Dinner Theatre, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Lennox Transit Bus.

Grants are awarded annually based on applications submitted by the August 1st deadline. The dollar amount available is determined by the earnings received by the fund, for 2016 $8,900 was available for grant making. The funds are professionally managed by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation.

The entertainment is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Michael hails from New York City. He was born in Brooklyn and grew up across the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. His mother and father were founding members of a small Brooklyn church. As a child, he and his siblings were often featured singers in church settings appearing at church music festivals with well-known gospel groups.

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