Although we can count in multiples of ten the number of businesses that have been very generous to the Mount Shasta Education Foundation, there are two that have gone above and beyond for our students. This is our special thanks to them.
Ron’s Furniture & Appliances has been around almost exactly as long as the MSEF Gala. And since the beginning, Ron Cervelli and his wife, Dixie, have contributed – generously – to our cause. Beautiful Flexsteel chairs with matching ottomans from Ron’s often collect some of the highest bids of the evening. We are honored to have had the Cervelli’s support over these past 15 years, and we encourage community members to show their appreciation by shopping at Ron’s Furniture when they are looking for something special for their home.
When we first approached Brett and Nancy LaMott – the big city couple with a fabulous new restaurant – about adonation for MSEF in 1997, we weren’t sure what to expect. We asked for a dinner donation for two, but they happily gave us a donation for four instead. That’s how the LaMotts support their community. Each year they strive to surpass the previous year’s donation. They hold the record for receiving the highest bid of the evening for the most number of years. In 2009 they donated a multicourse dinner for 12, complete with wine to complement each course and served in the privacy of their restaurant, which was closed to the public for the evening. If for some crazy reason you haven’t been to Café Maddalena lately, you’re seriously missing out. The menu changes seasonally, so the only constant is excellence: outstanding food and amazing service.