Stars shine at MorningStar Mission ball
June 15, 2012 3:54PM
Klint and Kay DeGeus
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:05AM
JOLIET — The Spring Fling 2012 Star Ball benefiting the Mary L. Weitendof Campus MorningStar Mission Family Center was held May 12.
MorningStar Mission is a nondenominational organization in Joliet dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor.
The event started with the presentation of the colors by the Joliet Central JROTC, with veterans joining the JROTC in the front of the ballroom. The national anthem was sung by Erik Schelling, vice president of commercial lending at PeopleFirst Bank.
The true stars of the evening were Klint and Kay DeGeus.
MorningStar Executive Director Marilyn Farmer and Board President Steve Medvesky presented Klint and Kay DeGeus with the mission’s Star Award. The award is given to individuals and organizations who have shown the heart, compassion and vision of what it takes to make a difference in our community.
John Weitendorf Jr., who served as chairman of the Spring Fling committee, took a moment to thank fellow committee members for their time and hard work organizing and carrying out the event. They included Marla Cservenyak, Ann Ferro, Virginia Ferry, Lettie Gans, Terri Micetich, Jeanne Sarcletti, Paul Sarcletti, Janet Schatz, Erick Schelling, Richard Searls III and Corina Ventura as well as honorary committee members Klint DeGeus and Rodney Tonelli.
The event would not have been possible without the support of the sponsors: D’Arcy GMC Motors; James and Ann Ferro; Lion Logistics LLC; Northern Illinois Steel; Rathbun, Cservenyak and Kozol LLC; the Weitendorf family; Dr. and Mrs. Paul Morimotte; Grizzard; Wermer, Roger, Doran and Ruzon; Klint and Kay DeGeus; L. DeGeus and Associates Inc.; BMO Harris Bank; PeopleFirst Bank; Hometown National Bank; Whiteside and Goldberg; Nicor Gas; Quality Quickprint; and Steve Medvesky, in memory of Annette Medvesky.
Todd Holmes from Holmes Auctions donated his time to serve as the auctioneer for the evening. Among the auction items were a one-week vacation in Fort Myers, Fla., Cayman Island trip and dinner for six prepared by Tom Grotovsky.
After the auction, the guests enjoyed the sweet sound of the Blooze Brothers for the remainder of the evening.