Let’s hear it for the geeks

With high hemmed pants and suspenders, the head geeks greeted people as they arrived at the 19th annual Foundation 15 gala April 28.

As people arrived at the 19th annual Foundation 15 gala, themed Nerds and Geeks, they had to have a souvenir photo taken with the head nerds. Foundation 15 Committee Member Scott Goltz posed with Mary McKinney and Kevin McKinney (dressed as Brainy Smurf) and committee member Harry Grams. Photo by Tammy Sakry

As people arrived at the 19th annual Foundation 15 gala, themed Nerds and Geeks, they had to have a souvenir photo taken with the head nerds. Foundation 15 Committee Member Scott Goltz posed with Mary McKinney and Kevin McKinney (dressed as Brainy Smurf) and committee member Harry Grams. Photo by Tammy Sakry

This year’s theme – Geeks and Nerds.

About 100 people came to The Refuge in Oak Grove to raise scholarship money for St. Francis High School graduates.

Every year the committee has the goal of raising enough money for 12 scholarships, said Foundation President Joe Haag.

Although attendance was down this year and they raised $500 less than last year, the April 28 event reached its goal of $6,000.

The nice weather the area is experiencing impacted attendance this year, Haag said.

Many people have opened their cabins early or are doing other spring activities, he said.

“The early spring made it an off year for the gala,” Haag said.

The foundation committee is already working on next year’s gala, which has the theme of the 1980s.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com


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