Ugle Sweater2019_1The second annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Auction to benefit the Marshall County Neighborhood Center was held Thursday evening, November 7th at Wild Rose Moon in downtown Plymouth.

Ugly Sweater2019_2Executive Director of the Center, Chris Garner said, “We had a great time at our Auction! Lots of laughs and great coffee and treats are the perfect way to get in the Holiday mood!”

Ugly Sweater2019_3She thanked all who came, those who donated and those bought sweaters from the auction or sale of boxes which help off-set the cost of the food assistance.  Garner explained that the Center’s cost for a box of food is approximately $20, so the boxes were sold for $20.  She said, “When a client comes to the center they never know for sure what food items will be available so the boxes had and unknown item in them with a value from $1 to $50.  Many items were donated from the community and included a roll of toilet paper manicures and gift certificates to area restaurants.   Funds raised will kick-off the 2019 Christmas Assistance Program at the Center which last year served 225 families.   The Neighborhood Center had set a goal for the evening of $2000, but when the evening ended they has raised $2,299.72!!

Ugly Sweater2019_4The Young Professional Network and Allison Stone a local Farm Bureau Agent sponsored the evening.