On Saturday, April 21, a major fundraiser banquet will take place at the Civic in Neosho, to support the Neosho Christian School.

On Saturday, April 21, a major fundraiser banquet will take place at the Civic in Neosho, to support the Neosho Christian School.
Silent auction begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.
Individual seats are $75; silver table is $600; gold table is $1,000; platinum table is $2,000; and corporate is $3,000. For more information and to RSVP, call 451-1941.
"it is to supplement tuition and help operational funds," NCS Superintendent Lowell McInturff said. "Our tuition does about half of our budget, so we have to rely on. This banquet and of course the one in the fall are major contributors to our funding."
Along with the silent auction and the meal  - which will consist of brisket, grilled chicken, green beans, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, pie and scalloped potatoes - there will be a guest speaker, Eric McElvenny.
He is a former Marine Corps infantry officer who was wounded during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2011. This challenge and opportunity led to his new goal of running an Ironman Triathlon. He is now an endurance athlete who shares his journey from military to the finish line. He travels across the country to share habits and tools to overcome obstacles while embracing life’s challenges. When not competing or sharing inspiration, he  can be found in Pittsburgh, Penn., with his wife and three children.
The school has a total of 91 students, which include pre-k through 12th grade.
"Last year, we hit 100 students and prior to that it was in the 80s," he said.
McInturff said the school is pleased to offer this banquet and for the public's attendance.
"We are thrilled for anyone that can attend. and hopefully, they feel like that they have had a very rewarding night, a good meal and i think this year's speaker will be just outstanding," he said.