Plan to attend benefit for Marvin Jensen

Plan to attend benefit for Marvin Jensen
Harvest for 2005 is near its completion, which makes the benefit for Marvin Jensen on Nov. 12 just around the corner.

The benefit is to be held at the Gayville Community Center in Gayville. The festivities consists of a supper and auction. The supper is free will donation. The meal consists of pork loin sandwiches, baked beans, potato chips, bars, cookies, and a beverage, starting at 4:30 p.m. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m. and is to be divided into three parts: live auction, silent auction and raffle auction. There are numerous items and something for everyone.

A cedar lined "Quarter Sawen Oak Blanket Box" has been made by Marvin's nephew Scott Jensen. It is on display at Cortrust Bank in Gayville. Some of the materials are from the Yankton Courthouse that Marvin tore down. Raffle tickets are being sold at local businesses and by committee members. The price is one for $1 or six for $5.

Marvin has been battling diabetes for several years and since last April he has been hospitalized 10 times because of gastro paresis. He and his wife Connie live on a farm near Gayville. They have two sons, Kelly and Brian, two daughters-in-law, Jill and Cammy, and three grandchildren, Connor, Brendan and Abby.

Marvin is and has been a very active person in Gayville and the surrounding communities. He is well acquainted with anything to do with "hay." If you ask around there are several stories to be told. Marvin also taught biology and American government in Montrose, Iroquois, Irene and substitute taught at Gayville-Volin.

When he wasn't teaching, baling and stacking hay, tearing down a building site or helping to build something "like the Gayville Community Center," he found time to coach basketball, football, track and wrestling.

An account has been opened at CorTrust Bank in Gayville; the address is 400 Meckling Street, P.O. Box 128, Gayville, SD 57031. Make checks payable to "Marvin Jensen Benefit." For more information yo may contact Pam Ganschow at 267-2607, Gary Jepsen at 267-4443, or Brian Ryken at 267-4335.

Supplemental funds up to $500 will be donated from Thrivent � Yankton County Chapter and up to $800 from Thrivent � Clay County Chapter.

Join us for a delicious supper and indulge yourself for a shopping spree and most of all be a part of the gift of giving.

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