IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain High School will host an Alumni Basketball Fund-raiser and dinner in memory of Jill Mellon. The idea was sparked and coordinated by Jason Anys, a friend of Jill and an alumni of IMHS.
There will be one game played between IMHS and KHS alumni and relatives of Jill. All proceeds from this event go directly back to the school.
The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22. Cost is $5 to attend. It kicks off with a dinner starting at 5 p.m. in the Central Middle School cafeteria. The meal is being served by China Gardens. The food will range from items of $1 to a General Chow dinner plate for $7. Items on the menu are Hibachi Chicken or Steak, Lo Mein Noodles, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons, Egg Rolls, Fortune Cookies, pop and water. There will also be a variety of Christmas baked goods for sale and a 50/50 drawing.
There will be a half- time free throw contest fund-raiser against a number of Jill Mellons relatives. Eight relatives are looking for a sponsor to fund each free throw they make. Mellon Chiropractic Clinic Inc. will sponsor two of the shooters. If anyone is interested, please call Lori at 774-8321.
Game time starts at 7 p.m. the Middle School gym with Bryan Carlson as the announcer.
Jill graduated from IMHS in 2011. She enjoyed her high school years and was very involved in a number of activities such as Tri-Hi-Y, Art Club, manager of the girls Varsity Volleyball team and I.M. Honor Society. She had an adapted curriculum, worked very hard and had help from the special education classroom. One of her proudest moments was earning and receiving her high school diploma. Money raised will go for items needed in the special education classroom, new seats in the auditorium and hopefully more.
If anyone can not attend the event but would like to make a donation to IMHS through this event please send a check to: Jill Mellon Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank and Trust Co., P.O. Box 370, Iron Mountain, Mich. 49801.
Money donated to this fund prior to this event, will be announced and distributed to several local organizations in 2013.