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Foundation dinner raises more than $14K

Updated: March 2, 2018

Margaret Daniel and Ashdown High School Principal Kay York Wortham.

Courtesy of Ronda Pounds

ASD Public Relations Coordinator

The annual Margaret Daniel Foundation Dinner was held in the Ashdown High School Cafeteria on Saturday, February 17.

The cafeteria was set for an elegant dinner of warm vichyssoise soup, a salad of mixed greens with prosciutto and goat cheese, followed by the main entrée, beef Wellington, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and Brussel sprouts, and an amazing desert of apple rose gateau with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

The meal was prepared by Chef Lois Corbell and special guest chef Jack Madden.

The evening entertainment was provided by local pianists sponsored by Trammell-Piazza PLC.

The meal sponsors were Horatio State Bank (soup), Cowling Title (salad), Red River Credit Federal Union, LRC Judge Mike Cranford and Red River Oil (entrée) and Domtar (desert).

The evening raised $14,050.

“We are all delighted in the outpouring of support for our students and schools,” AHS Principal Kay York Wortham said. “A total of 64 grants totaling $112,365.20 have been awarded since 2006. The teachers and staff at Ashdown have many unique and innovative ideas in which they wish to come to fruition and the Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation provides the support and funds to do so.”

The Foundation Board continues to keep the standards high so that each dollar that is given either as a gift, memorial or honorarium is in turn granted to projects and ideas that meet the goals set forth by the MD Foundation.

“We want our donors to know that their hard earned dollars are benefitting students in Ashdown to reach higher learning and academic achievement through unique and state of the art ideas and materials,” Wortham said.

Grants have been awarded for World Drumming Materials, Sensory Stations, and Colombia University Writing Institutes.  These grants have provided over-the-top opportunities for our teachers and students.

The Foundation accepts donations, memorials, and honorariums throughout the year as well as providing for the annual dinner and silent auction in February each year. The next Margaret Daniel Educational Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction will be Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Foundation Board members include: Darren Thomas, Brenda Tate, Kari Harger, Beth Provence, Thad Bishop, Katrina Williamson, Mallory Wharton and Kay Wortham.

Any donations can be mailed to: MD Ed. Foundation, 171 South Locust, Ashdown, AR   71822.

Ashdown High School Beta Club Students served at the banquet. Also pictured is sponsor Elmorris Hopkins.

Margaret Daniel and Charles Henderson.

Tyler and Mandy Davis with Lyndon Youngblood.

Sheriff Bobby Walraven and T.J. Walraven.

Ricky and Rosa Bowman.

Tami Cross and Isaac Cross.

Yvonne Bond and Foundation Board Member Brenda Tate.

Silent Auction Items.