A benefit to aid the John and Hilary Schwagel family will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at... Benefit for Schwagel Family This Sunday – November 4

A benefit to aid the John and Hilary Schwagel family will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at School House Suites ( the former high school/middle school) in Milbank. The benefit includes a free will donation meal from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., a silent auction, a bake sale, and a raffle. All of the proceeds – 100 percent- goes to the Schwagel Family.

The Schwagels lost their son and brother, Tanner, in an accident on October 7. Tanner was 16 years old and a sophomore at MHS. He had four younger sisters – Cassidy, Brooke, Bailey, and Emersyn. Grandparents: Charles and Karen Layher of Milbank; Kathy Gibson of Beardsley, MN; and Jerry Gibson of Wilmot, Tanner was an active member of the Northern Lights 4-H Club, FFA, and was also employed at Food-N-Fuel in Milbank.

Amy Prisinger, co-coordinator for the event says, “The community has been very generous. Tech One donated the printing of the raffle tickets, Street Graphix donated the advertising banner, School House Suites donated the use of their facility. The 4-H donated the use of tables and chairs, and Hartman’s gave us the plates, napkins, and silverware.” Prisinger adds, “The generosity doesn’t end there, though, items have been pouring in for the raffle and silent auction.”

Raffle ticket items include:
Quarter of a beef from Prisinger Angus/ processed by Ol’ Mill Meats
22-gauge Henry lever action gun- Mike and Karen Smith family
Pork bundle – Sousa family
Yard windmill – Dale and Linda Prisinger,
Two – $50 gas cards from Food-N-Fuel
Sportsman’s package – Mike McKernan
Car detailing kit – Milbank Ford

Silent Auction Items include:
Lot and Lot of Gift Certificates

Hair products package
Eight-week tumbling session
Electric fillet knife
Ice cream cake
DeWalt electric drill
Adult electric toothbrush set
Kid’s electric tooth brush set
Beef bundle
Movie passes
Crockpot and cheese basket
10 bags of softener salt
Truckload of gravel
Play Doh basket
Bath & Body Works basket
Baking basket

Reloadable carwash cards
Large pizza a month for a year
Bottle of wine per month for a year
Full service on a semi
Bail feeder
Children’s basket
Popcorn popper
George Foreman grill
John C. Green print
Fleece blanket
Pampering basket
Photography session
25 pounds of hamburger
Embroidered dishtowel set
Wine basket
Nativity set  …and more items  have come in daily.
“We are hoping for a great turnout for the Schwagel Family. They have been such an asset to our community for many years,” said Ashlie Veen, co-coordinator for the fundraiser.

Staff Writer

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