This Thursday evening, Dec 2, at 7 p.m. in the EPHS cafeteria is the 24th annual Scholarship Dessert. Community leaders such as Olive Lansburgh and Mary Scheffler were part of the small group of parents 24years ago who were concerned about the lack of scholarships for Eagle Point High School graduates. Thus began this delightful annual event.
It began with everyone bringing fine dishes or china, crystal and sterling. There was a recipe booklet put together featuring some of the dessert recipes. Over the last 24 years more women have entered the work force, life has become busier and more casual. Today, china, sterling and crystal is certainly welcome but no more than some of Hallmark’s paper products and everyday table service.
Hostesses are asked to invite guests for seating a table of six or eight, provide a dessert, the aforementioned service for that dessert, water and cups for coffee, tea or water a tablecloth and napkins (once again, paper also doable.) Centerpieces are a fun part of the evening as guests check out each table prior to the official beginning o f the evening.
This year’s entertainment will feature Frank Ricci, known as a “Triple Threat” singer and performer. Ricci has co-starred with and/produced concerts for stars such as Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, B.B.King and numerous others. He is now a resident of Shady Cove and is a Saturday evening feature at the Red Lion.
Community member Hank Rademacher is the guest speaker. Hank is a 1985 graduate of EPHS. He was active in 4-H and FFA and is now a member of the Eagle Point business community with a COUNTRY Financial office. He is on the board of directors for the D9 Foundation and treasurer of the Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce.
There is no admission charge. Hostesses will have envelopes to pass to each guest asking them to include a check or cash donations. There will a receipt forms inside the envelopes.
The committee spends no money to put on this function. If the entertainment costs, committee members personally pay for it. Scholarships are given from the interest received as the funds are part of the Oregon Community Foundation.
For information or to reserve a table, please call Olive Lansburgh at 541-826-4534 or Mary Scheffler at 541-826-9518.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent