Sherrard Academic Foundation Hall of Fame banquet is Nov. 7

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Sherrard Academic Foundation will hold its 7th annual Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Quad Cities Botanical Center, 2525 Fourth Ave., Rock Island. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person and $60 per couple. Checks should be made payable to Sherrard Academic Foundation, 408 Highland Drive, Sherrard, Ill. 61281. Reservations should be made as soon as possible.

Seven persons will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year: Dr. Mike Brown, Sherrard Class of 1985, meteorologist; Scott Arthur Yerkey, Winola Class of 1985, furniture designer; BG Steve Gilland, Sherrard Class of 1986, U.S. Army brigadier general; Joe Taylor, Winola Class of 1973, CEO, Quad Cities Visitors Center; Ed Dasso, M.D., Sherrard Class of 1973, author, and Charles A. Lane, Winola/Sherrard administrator.

In addition to the banquet and induction ceremony, there will be a silent auction and also a sale of corks for wine bottles. According to Foundation President Keith Kindelsperger, the $20 corks will put the buyers in a drawing for one of 10-12 bottles of wine from Creekside Vineyards in Coal Valley. The grand prize is a bottle of Dom Perignon.

Kindelsperger said the Foundation also accepts donations all year. The Hall of Fame banquet is the organization's main fundraiser. Sponsors are Creekside Vineyards, Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois and Pfister Seeds.

For more information, contact Jodie Barton at sillieo2@yahoo.com or (309) 737-8372.