Marvin Jensen Benefit growing strong

Marvin Jensen Benefit growing strong
The benefit committee for Marvin Jensen is working hard to hold a fund raiser Nov. 12 at the Gayville Community Center in Gayville.

The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a free will donation supper consisting of pork loin sandwiches, baked beans, chips, bars, cookies and refreshments.

The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. The auction will be divided into three categories, live, silent and raffle. Some of the auction items are 250 pound hogs for butcher, trucking of grain, seed beans and corn, hotel gift certificates, farm chemicals, farm field applications, toy tractors (some collectors), blankets and afghans, oil changes, pictures and decorations for the house, basically something for everyone.

Marvin has been battling diabetes for many years but since last April he has been hospitalized 10 times because of gastro paresis. He is unable to work due to surgery and illness. Marvin is a very kind and generous person. He has lived in the Meckling and Gayville area all his life with his wife Connie and two sons Kelly and Brian. He now has two daughters-in-law Jill and Cammy, and three grandchildren, Connor, Brendan and Abby.

A cedar lined "Quarter Sawen Oak Blanket Box" has been made by Marvin's nephew, Scott Jensen and will be on display at Cortrust Bank. Some of the materials are from the Yankton Court House that Marvin tore down. Raffle tickets are being sold at local businesses and from committee members. The price is one ticket for one dollar or six tickets for five dollars.

An account has been established at Cortrust Bank if you'd like to make a cash donation. This address is Cortrust Bank, 400 Meckling Street, Gayville, SD 57031. If you'd like more information on how to donate items to the auction you may contact Pam Ganschow at 605-267-2607, Gary Jepsen at 605-267-4443 or Brian Ryken at 605-267-4335.

Come out Nov. 12 for a delicious supper, shopping spree, community spirit and share the gift of giving.

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