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To the Editor:

The 2010 museum year is ending on a high-note. The old-fashioned roast beef supper and auction held on Fri., Oct. 22 was a huge success. Attendance at the dinner and support for the auction was greater than anticipated.

Thank you to all the individuals who joined us for dinner and participated in the auction. Our success always depends on the great volunteers who contribute auction items, donate pies, and work the event. Without their hard work this fundraiser would not happen. We owe special recognition to Brian Rowley of Rowley's Auction Service, the Imlay City Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Kelly Villanueva for her work in securing donations and marketing.

This year we were given some wonderful gifts from area businesses for the auction. Without their donation we would not enjoy this financial boost to keep our museum operating.

We would like to thank the following businesses and hope you will show your support by patronizing them: ABC Signs, American Tree, Churchill Insurance, Bee Gee's Family Shoes, CC's Cyber Café, Country Smoke House, Curves, Days Inn, Downtown Development Authority, Edward Jones, Extreme Dance Studio, First of Michigan Bank, Fourth Street Antiques, Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, Grondin's Hair Centers, Gumdrop Junction, Imlay City Big Boy, Imlay City Cinemas, Imlay City Hardware, Jim's Recycling, Kelly's Pet Salon, Kempf's Imlay City Florist, Kitchen Designs, Lapeer County Bank & Trust, Lapeer Grain East, Learning Depot, Len's Party Store, Liebler Insurance Agency, McDonald's, Metropolitan Lighting, Mortimer Lumber, On The Avenue Hair Salon, Outback Nails & Tanning Lapeer, Sanctuary at Maple Vista, Sportsmen's Barbershop, Steve Teets, Style Tech's Hair Salon, Tri-County Bank, Wal-Mart, and

Many museum members made donations for the silent auction as well as others including Cal Provins, Stu Davis, the Eller Family, and Reese Kittle.

Highlights of the auction included a silver and turquoise bracelet valued at $600 and a unique horse-collar barn lantern, as well as homemade goodies, a stoplight, and more.

The current exhibit at the museum features "Everyday Heroes" and includes nurses, policemen, and firemen. The exhibit contains a list of Imlay City High School graduates who became medical doctors or dentists. Stop by and see if you recognize any names on the list.

The museum will close for the months of January and February in order to conserve energy, but stop by any Saturday from 1 to 4 pm through the month of December. Learn more about becoming a museum member for only $15 a year and share in the great history of Imlay City and the surrounding area.

Imlay City Historical Commission, Inc.

—John Mulder, President

—Carla Jepsen,

Vice President

—Dorothy Walton, Treasurer

—Marilyn Swihart, Secretary

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