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Marshall County announces Recognition Dinner to support local Scouting

August 24, 2011

08/25/11 The Marshall County Distinguished Citizens Committee and the LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America will hold the first annual, “Marshall County Soaring Eagle Recognition Dinner” on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 starting at 6:00 pm in Christos’ Banquet facility.   All dollars raised will go directly to support scouting in Marshall County, these benefit tickets are $50 and are partially tax deductible.

Highlights of the evening will include the presentation of two awards for extraordinary contributions to our community and youth. The prestigious Soaring Eagle award will be given to an outstanding individual from Marshall County to be announced at the event and the Boy Scout “Good Turn” Award to be given to U.S. Granules Corporation of Plymouth.

Co-Chair & Eagle Scout Mayor Mark Senter stated that, “Young people are being instilled with the values of scouting.  Young men and women from our community are learning skills and developing competencies that not only help them make good decisions now but also prepare them to be our leaders of tomorrow.”

The event will be starting with a 6:00 pm reception highlighted by a wonderful local & national historical Scout display, followed by a delicious dinner at 6:30 pm and short program at 7:15 pm.   Anyone interested in attending the event may contact Laura Mann at 574-936-6717.   Individual tickets and group /organization tables are also available through this Friday.   Any Scouts (past or current), who wear their uniform, will be able to attend at a special scout price of $25.

Mayor Senter also stated that “Proceeds from this event will be used locally enabling the LaSalle Council to provide outstanding service to area youth and their leaders in the Scouting program and to ensure Scouting is available to every youth in Marshall County regardless of income. The LaSalle Council, headquartered in South Bend, is an exemplary council.  They serve nearly 8,000 youth in the area, of which, over 600 are in Marshall County.   Their mission is to prepare young men and women to make ethical decisions through positive character development and skills learned in a fun and safe environment.