Mackfest scholarship winners

The annual Pat Mackesey Memorial Scholarship Fund fundraiser, MackFest 2018, is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. The organization awarded four $500 scholarships in 2017 and another four earlier in May. Members of the Mackesey family and 2018 winners are, from left, Katy Mackesey, Tanner Hoth, Taylor Knudtson, Alyssa Ruehlow, Angelique Steenhagen, Jack Mackesey and Presley Mackesey.

The annual Pat Mackesey Memorial Scholarship Fund fundraiser, MackFest 2018, is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, at the Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove.

“We have set a limit on the number of fundraiser golf outings we are going to have,” said Dennis Daggett, one of the organizers. “This is year three of a five-year run. After year five, the event itself will fade off in to the sunset; however, the scholarship money raised will continue to be awarded to Monona Grove graduates for years to come.”

One hundred percent of the event proceeds go to the scholarship fund, and all the volunteers and board members pay the same fees as guests to attend this event, Daggett said.

Four $500 scholarships were awarded in 2017, with another four awarded May 16. The 2018 recipients are Tanner Hoth, Taylor Knudtson, Alyssa Ruehlow and Angelique Steenhagen.

At this year’s Mackfest, returning golfers have already signed up for all available slots, but tickets for the dinner and band are still available. Tickets are $25; there is no band-only option as fundraising activities wrap up once the music begins.

Axle Grease is once again the featured entertainment.

Visit www.mackfest.com and click on the registration tab to complete, and email the registration form and pay for the selection.

To participate by donating a silent auction or raffle prize, email admin@mackfest.com, and organizers will make arrangements to pick up the donation.

The Pat Mackesey Memorial Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible.

Mackesey graduated in 1976 from Monona Grove High School. In addition to his business operations, he was also known for his 30 years as a volunteer coach in the Monona Pee Wee football program and more than 15 years in the Monona Grove Youth Football program. He was also a player in the fifth- and sixth-grade Pee Wee football program’s inaugural season in 1969.

In 2015, Mackesey was elected village president in Cottage Grove. He died unexpectedly later that year.

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