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Winona Ruritans enjoy ham, cheesy potatoes

The winning ticket for the Spring 2021 Winona Ruritan Gun Raffle was purchased by Jack Stewart of Homeworth. From left, Mike Runzo, owner of Runzo’s Outdoor Sports; Stewart, winner of the America-made Henry lever action side gate .410-gauge shotgun; and Michael Knoedler, gun raffle chairman. (Submitted photo)

WINONA–The Winona Ruritan Club met March 23 at the Winona Friends Church. President Rob Doyle Jr. called the meeting to order with 18 members present. Vice President Homer Althouse gave an update on fellow member Rob Donaldson’s medical condition and then gave the Invocation. The meal featured ham, cheesy potatoes and a variety of pies.

Secretary Lee Stamp read the minutes of the February monthly meeting and the March Board of Directors meeting. Both were approved as amended, with the amount of smoked link sausage increased to 250 pounds. Treasurer Bob Doyle Sr. gave the February finanical report and it was approved as presented.

Doyle Sr. also gave a preliminary report regarding the recent homemade scrapple and whole hog sausage sales, which was also approved as presented. Tom Sanor congratulated Homer Althouse for his dedication, leadership and hard work in preparing for and overseeing the fundraiser went as planned.

Doyle Jr. thanked all members of the community for their support in purchasing the products. The club sold 222 loaf pans of scrapple, 352 pounds of vacuum sealed sausage patties, 750 pounds of bulk sausage and 210 pounds of smoked link sausage. There are still a few pound of bulk and few of smoked links to sell. Contact any club member to make a purchase.

The members sang Happy Birthday to seven members born in March–Doyle Sr., John Gamble Sr., John Heinbuck, Fred Pamer, Tom Sanor, Larry Sanor and James Drotleff.

Michael Knoedler, chairman of the gun raffle, reported all 100 tickets were sold for the drawing. The winning ticket for the America-made Henry lever action side gate .410-gauge shotgun was Jack Stewart of Homeworth.

Stamp reported there are three grandchildren of club members eligible for the college scholarship– Ellie and Sarah Marhefka, granddaughters of Bruce and Ruth Marhefka; nad Luke Medure, grandson of Dennis and Carol McArthur.

Heinbuck and Stamp interviewed six students at United Local High School March 3 that applied for the American Legion’s summer program “Introduction to Government.” Funds have been secured to pay the week-long tuition for all six students.

This month’s meeting will be the father-daughter-granddaughter-great-granddaughter event April 27.

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