The Merrill Eagles Club continues to support Victory Lane after their fire on Aug. 26. Twenty percent of the income from the golf banquet held at the Eagles Club was donated to Making Dreams Come True of Lincoln County.
On the day of the fire, Eagles Club Manager Scott Doerr got a call from Wendy Dinges at Victory Lane asking if the Eagles was available to hold the banquet after Victory Lane’s annual golf outing at the Merrill Golf Club. The golf outing was about to begin as the fire broke out that morning.
The Eagles was available and Scott immediately started making phone calls to cook and serve the banquet. Scott was in Manitowoc for another golf tournament. He called Barb Middlestead, one of the Auxiliary cooks, and asked her to order food and seek some help. After Barb started to order, Victory Lane owner Dave Leopold called Scott and told him they could get what they needed from Merrill Distributing. Scott called Barb back and found out she had help to serve the banquet.
he food was brought in. Mabel Fromfeld, Dave and Sandy Sherfinski and Bryan and Linda Plautz helped prepare and serve the banquet. All volunteered their time. The Eagles also donated use of the facility. Dave Leopold was insistent on paying the costs. Wendy Dinges, also the bookkeeper at the Eagles, volunteered to tend bar and one of Victory Lane’s cooks also assisted.
The Eagles are “People helping People” and on that Saturday the Merrill Eagles did just that! “I am so proud of all those that stepped up to help out during this time of need, and having the resources to get everything done on short notice,” Doerr stated.