MACC holds Membership Drive

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Wade Young

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Montgomery Area Community Club members Jill Skogerboe and Jean Franke helped people at the MACC Membership Drive on Saturday at Franke’s Bakery.

Franke’s Bakery was sweeter than normal on Saturday, March 18 for those who renewed their membership or took out a new one to the Montgomery Area Community Club’s (MACC) Annual Membership Drive.

Memberships at the annual kickoff to the Kolacky season brought 120 renewals and some new members, according to MACC figures. Those who joined were treated to free 2023 Kolacky Days buttons ($8 value each), and at least one of Franke’s Bakery’s famous kolacky ($1). Individuals who joined during the drive were also entered into a drawing for a chance to win $50 in Monty Bucks or Kolacky Days merchandise.

Dick David won the $50 Monty Buck Drawing, and Ed Schmidt and Kathy Westerman won Kolacky Day merchandise, according to MACC Member Tom Washa, who signed members with fellow MACC members Jill Skogerboe, and Jean Franke, who manned the counter of the famous bakery.

“It was a pretty typical membership drive with some new members, some old renewals, and plenty of returning memberships from last year,” said Washa.

Washa said the MACC board is busy planning the annual festival, which will be held from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30. He said the MACC’s non-profit status changed this year, which allows it more possibilities of expanded programs.

“We became a 501(c)(3) this year so that allows us to write grants. We’re hoping to have a Czech Village in the park with educational activities during Kolacky Days,” Washa explained.

After the MACC completed the Log Cabin and the Pioneer Monument in Memorial Park, it has its eyes set on another community project that continues its purpose of enhancing pride within the community. The project involves the restoration of the historic Chief Beer mural in Montgomery.

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