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April 15, 2012

Over 200 attend ‘benefit breakfast’ in Colon Saturday morning

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Written by: Bruce Snook
Benefit Breakfast sign

It’s safe to say the ‘benefit breakfast’ Saturday morning (April 14) at the Colon Masonic Lodge in Colon was a success.

A smiling Marcia Blackman was happy to be home and able to attend Saturday's 'benefit breakfast' in her honor at the Colon Masonic Lodge. On the left is her husband, Glenn. (Click on photo to enlarge)

Masonic Lodge No. 73 and the Colon Garden Club teamed up to stage the event to help with medical expenses incurred by Marcia Blackman, a retired Three Rivers art teacher who lives at Colon.  Blackman has had complications from hip replacement surgery in November, but is on the mend now.  In fact, a highlight of the morning came when she – in a wheelchair and smiling – was wheeled into the serving area by her husband, Glenn.  Their arrival was greeted by a round of applause from those on hand for the gathering that had a celebratory nature to it.

Marcia Blackman taught for 30 years in the Three Rivers Community Schools.  She has served on the Colon Community Schools Board of Education, been an active member of the Colon Garden Club, helped with the five-year recreation plan for Colon, and is president of the Colon Community Park Committee.

Denny Russell, secretary of the Colon Masonic Lodge, was among the volunteers who were busy in the kitchen Saturday morning. (Click on photo to enlarge)

In a call to the River Country Journal Sunday morning, Denny Russell, secretary of the Colon Masonic Lodge, reported that “over 200” people attended the breakfast and the event “brought in $3,857.”

Persons who want to make a contribution, but were not able to attend the breakfast can mail checks made out to Glenn Blackman to 32480 Decker Road, Colon, MI 49040.


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