Tommy Goldsby Wild Game Dinner & Auction Saturday night

Tommy Goldsby Wild Game Dinner & Auction Saturday night

Scholarship fundraiser promises 'A Beast of a Feast’ By Ralph Hardin

ralphhardin@ gmail .com The Tommy Goldsby Memorial Scholarship has helped guide many students on their pathway to college. The program enables high school students that meet the necessary criteria to take classes at ASU Mid-South (formerly Mid-South Community College) and earn college credit while still in high school.

To help fund the scholarship in perpetuity, the Tommy Goldsby Memorial Wild Game Dinner & Auction will take place this weekend.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 12, at the Shop at Mark Pirani Farms, 1100 Roseboro Island Rd., in Marion, the dinner and auction is sponsored by Barton Power Sports, Farm Credit Midsouth, Fidelity National Bank, Fogleman Farms, Greenway Equipment, and Monsanto; as well as A.B. Smith, Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association, Big Earl Farms, Bill & Becky Deupree, Flash Market, G.A. “Bert” Robinson III, GreenPoint AG, and Mike Bennage Chevrolet.

This exciting evening features a “wild and mild” gourmet dinner prepared by award-winning chef and avid hunter, Ernie Mellor and his staff at Hog Wild Catering/A Moveable Feast. Sip on cocktails and bid on live and silent auction finds. Auction items include needed agricultural products and services, onea- kind hunting and fishing experiences, jewelry, art, pottery and much more.

“I am pleased to chair this event because it benefits the Thomas B. Goldsby, Jr. Scholarship at Mid-South, a scholarship that has helped so many of our region’s high school students giving them their first access to college courses at no expense to the families. This innova- tive program has saved numerous families in our area millions of dollars since its inception.” said event chair Bert Robinson.

“Tommy was a good friend of mine and was a shining example of philanthropy in this area. I know how much he and his family believed in access to higher education, and I know he would be proud that this event brings this scholarship to the forefront.”

Attire is listed as “Boots and Pearls.” Tickets are still available. Call (870) 733-6764 or go online to www.asumidsouth .edu/ abo utfoundation/wild-gamedinner/ for more information or to check out the menu.

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