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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Annual Evening of the Stars is another impressive event

  • “If you have never been to an Evening of the Stars program before prepare to be blown away,” said Tom Hollatz, opening the annual education celebration held this past Wednesday night at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls.
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  • “If you have never been to an Evening of the Stars program before prepare to be blown away.” With those words, Tom Hollatz opened the annual education celebration held this past Wednesday night at the Redwood Area Community Center in Redwood Falls. In addition to honoring members of the RVHS Class of 2014, the event recognized those who have helped pave the way in education as in-ductees to the Redwood Valley Hall of Fame, including Sandi Swartz, Virgil Sales, Ernest Parker and Glendon Zachow. Also recognized were those who have made recent donations to the Redwood Area Dollars for Scholars, Orrin S. Estebo Chapter, including Janean McKay and family, Patricia Reitter and family, MinnWest Bank, M.V., James Parsons, the Orrin S. Estebo Foundation and Judie Fox, David Peterson and Nick Stanton. Those who have helped to make the Redwood Area Education Foundation continue with recent donations were also honored. Those recognized included the Orrin S. Estebo Foundation, Ford Motor Company and Kohls-Weelborg Ford, Tim and Jennifer Gilk, Thomas Hollatz and Estebo, Frank, Gilk and Munshower. The silent art auction also raised $4,295. “Not many schools see the kind of support this community offers to education,” said Dan Koster, Redwood Area Edu-cation Foundation president.

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