Ludlow: Kewaunee Rotary banquet honoring the Eberts a ‘very enjoyable evening’
It was a full house at the Kewaunee Rotary Club's recognition dinner for Randy and Renee Ebert, who were named the club's Persons of the Year. The dinner was at Beverly Gardens in the town of Denmark on Sunday night. Doug and Mary Kay Messmann were nice enough to take me to the event, which I truly appreciated.
I sure saw a lot of people that I hadn't seen for a long, long time. It was great to see them all again and to reconnect with many old friends. The food was good, as was the company and the program. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening.
Randy and Renee Ebert were well-deserving of the award and very gracious accepting it. The master of ceremonies was Rotary member Jack Novak and speakers included Wayne Mueller of Investors Community Bank, University of Wisconsin-Extension County Agent Aerica Bjustrom, Rio Creed Feed Mill and Lifetime Community Member Tammy Barta, and the Eberts' son, Jordan Ebert.
All of them spoke in glowing terms of the couple and their influence on Kewaunee County's rural community.
I would like to thank everyone who took part or worked on the event. In my opinion it was a very successful and educational event, especially for a city kid like me.
And, congratulations to Dolly Paine, a Rotary member who was presented with the Paul Harris award, named for the original founder of Rotary. The Kewaunee Rotary Club in actively involved in the Kewaunee community. My dad was long-time member of the club. So I grew up hearing a lot about their activities and actions.
This week has been the week for banquets. Last Thursday was our Thursday night bowling banquet that was held at Classics in Kewaunee. Then, Sunday was the Rotary event. And I'm writing this before heading to the Tuesday Morning Glories Bowling Banquet scheduled at Port O' Call in Kewaunee. So it's been a week of eating good food. Not hard to take at all.
Then, we get into the golf season, and the warm weather can't come soon enough. At least not for me. I'm anxious to get out on the golf course, but I heard the Alaska course is quite wet, so I will probably wait until league starts May 17. Hopefully it will dry out in the meantime. We always have that problem in spring around here.
Finally, the weather is getting warmer. I stuck my head outside and it's actually quite warm, even in Kewaunee. But the weatherman said that will change during the week. At least we got a taste of what's to come.
Have a great week, everyone..
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Ludlow: Kewaunee Rotary banquet honoring the Eberts a 'very enjoyable evening'