The 29th annual event held on April 26 attracted a capacity crowd at Kokopelli Restaurant and Golf Club in Marion. The fundraiser also honored teachers receiving classroom grants ($10,000) and graduating seniors receiving scholarships ($30,000) from the 501c3 established in 1990. The evening included a large silent auction, live auction, and dinner. Some auction items included lake house rentals, Siesta Key condo stay, SIU all sport season tickets, JALC tuition waiver, art, and baseball memorabilia from Marion and A's legend Ray Fosse. All items were donated by supporting businesses and friends of the foundation to benefit Unit 2.

Next year, the Unit 2 Foundation will celebrate its 30th anniversary serving students and teachers in grades K-12. The group funds classroom grant projects, provides funding for district needs in classroom technology and manages twelve foundation and family endowed scholarships.

1. Louann Sims and Jane Stiritz, both of Marion

2. Roger and Pam King of Marion

3. Kathy and Colonel Lance Hafeli of Marion

4. Lori and Jason Olson with Louann Sims, all of Marion

5. Joy Travelstead and Arnita Parker, both of Marion

6. Cheryl and Mayor Mike Absher of Marion

7. Debbie and Jerry Stanley of Mulkeytown

8. Dr. Greg Guard and Ellen Guard presenting the Cynthia Guard Scholarship to Kassia Kwazneski and Taylor Dircksen

9. Candace Whitehead, Phyllis Landwehr and Amanda Lynn, all of Marion

10. Scott and Monica Murrie of Marion

11. Micah and Thomas Colboth of Marion

12. Kim and Steve Brave of Marion

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13. Tom and Frances Van Horn of Marion

14. Drs. Steve and Amy O’Keefe of Marion

15. Lareva and Doug Bradley of Marion

16. Pearl and Cindy Gibbons of Marion

17. Colonel Lance Hafeli and Master Sergeant Ed Ellis presenting the ROTC Scholarship to Joseph Sullins

18. Jon and Lisa Cavaness of Marion presenting the LC Marilyn Cavaness Scholarship to Katie Moake

19. Dr. Clay and Lety DeMattei of Marion presenting the DeMattei Elite 8 Scholarship to Stuart Adkinson and Tim Surburg

20. Unit 2 Foundation President, David Stotlar of Marion

21. Helen and Master Sergeant Ed Ellis of Marion

22. Kim and Jerry Watson of Marion

23. Caleb and Jillian Mallady of Marion

24. Cindy Comp and Lori Baysinger, both of Marion

25. Brandon Crosson, John Fletcher and David Stotlar, all of Marion

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