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Estherville police to be honored as ELC’s Champions in Education

By Staff | Sep 28, 2017

Foundation banquet slated for Oct. 14

Every year the ELC School Foundation’s Champion in Education Benefit honors an individual or group that strives to support the Estherville Lincoln Central School District and its mission to its students and the citizens of the ELC community.

This year, the Foundation will be honoring Police Chief Brent Shatto as well as the rest of the Estherville Police Department for all the outstanding work they do throughout our school district and the community. This group of men and women are committed to the welfare of the ELC students and staff as well as the community. They are dedicated and tireless in their service to the citizens of Estherville, and the ELC Foundation is pleased to honor them with the annual Champion in Education award.

The EPD has played a big role in creating a safe environment with improved security measures for the students and staff at ELC. The DARE program is another example of their ongoing service to the young people of our city. The presence of Officer Nate Dunlavy has been a great way for the EPD to interface with students and staff at ELC. These reasons and so much more makes Police Chief Brent Shatto and the EPD so deserving of this award.

Please join the ELC Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Estherville Elk’s Lodge to honor these dedicated men and women with a night of fun, food, and live music.

The evening begins with social hour at 6:30 with music provided by the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band. The presentation to the Estherville Police Department will follow the social hour.

The Foundation has some great items up for auction. There will be great hors d’oeuvres, a fishing tournament, a great raffle for a $500 travel voucher, and the evening will be topped off with music from “The Scott Larsen Band.” It will be a night you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $30 and are available at the door.

This is the Foundation’s only fundraiser. The ELC Foundation uses the monies raised at this annual fundraiser to fund scholarships for high school seniors, key grants, swimming lessons for all students, and for improvements throughout the school district.

The winners of the Key Grants will be announced that night. Last year, the Foundation was able to fund over $25,000 for programs that impacted students in all grade levels.

“We hope to have a big crowd come out to honor our Champions in Education Police Chief Brett Shatto and the Estherville Police Department,” said Foundation board member Lisa Dreeszen.