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Mystery Night winner announced

Summit Academy held their 19th annual Mystery Night Fundraiser on Saturday, October 8th. The Greencreek Community Hall truly looked ‘Out of This World’. The entryway was transformed into ‘heaven’, with lights and billowing clouds all around as well as an image of a welcoming Jesus. A pile of moon rock guided guests into the main hall where the décor turned more galactic. The entire hall was blacked out and had stars lighting many walls as well as giant planets, nebulas and a crescent moon. Eerily colored lights with more moon rock graced the tables as centerpieces. Shirley Stubbers and Therese Schmidt headed up the decorations, along with a crew involving many Summit parents.

The event, chaired by John and Patti Watson, began with time for socializing and enjoying food prepared by volunteers led by Kim Stubbers and Linda Beckman. Specialty drinks including a ‘Milky Way’ and ‘Big Dipper’ were available in light-up cups which gave guests a chance to join in the cosmic look. Attendees also browsed and bid on a variety of silent auction items donated by many generous businesses and individuals.

Rick Musick once again led the live auction, which included alumni antics to show off each item. Several hosted dinners including a Murder Mystery Dinner were in high demand. Also auctioned off were several trips including a week of skiing and an overnight stay at Mackay Bar Ranch.

The elimination raffle was the evening’s main event as one by one the 350 tickets were drawn. Each 10th ticket drawn won that guest a trip on stage to choose a $100 prize. Stage MC’s were the silver-clad Kevin Rehder and Norm Sonnen who, along with their wives Kathy and Julie, dressed in glowing celestial gowns, helped winners choose their prize. Prizes and auction items were procured by a committee headed by Alea Wassmuth.

Finally, the last 10 Mystery Night ticket holders were called out and enthusiastically welcomed onto the stage by the Summit Academy alumni. The elimination process continued as the final 10 names were drawn out one at a time. Each of those ticket holders was given a consolation prize as the alumni performed skits to add to the anticipation and fun. Barbara Flerchinger, grandparent of Summit students, was the last name left in the tumbler and the winner of $10,000 in gift certificates to be used at the Mystery Night sponsors: Lindsley’s Furniture and Appliance, Sonnen Meats, Les Schwab Tire Center–Grangeville, B & A Performance Auto, Intermountain Feed & Mercantile, Hoene Hardware, Chesky Woodworking, and Cottonwood Foods. Thank you to all who supported our largest fundraiser of the year through attending or donating.


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