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5th Annual GALA Planning Under Way

Set for March 23 in Manilla

December 07, 2018


IKM-Manning GALA Committee recently disbursed $45,000 in GALA Grants


$94,000 of GALA Grants awarded in 2018.

Disbursement of Grants: 2x a year GALA and Foundation: Nov. 1 and April 1.

2019 GALA: Manilla Memorial Hall, March 23rd, 2019

2019 FUNDS RAISED designated for 21st Century Learning in the classrooms.

2019 GALA Committee: Rob Beth Williams, Sherri Lingle, Jeff & Laurie Petersen, Rod & Lori Hinners, Kirk & Sherry Huehn, Jeff & Amy Keller. New members: Darrek & Jill Osborne and Jeremy & Gina Carroll.

GALA Committee 2019 Chairman Picture Id: Front Row- Laurie Petersen, Lori Hinners, Beth Williams, Gina Carroll, Jill Osborne, Sherri Huehn. Back Row- Sherri Lingle, Jeff Petersen, Rod Hinners, Rob Williams, Todd Stadtlander, Jeremy Carroll, Darrek Osborne, Zach Meiners, Kirk Huehn, and Rose Miller. Missing from Picture: Jeff & Amy Keller


GATOR Raffle new for 2019 GALA:

RAFFLE Chrmn: Jeremy Carroll, Rod Hinners, and Rob Williams

Raffle Ad Pic id: LtoR: GALA Raffle Committee members Rod Williams, Rob Williams, Jeremy Carroll and Horizion Salesman, Larry Hagedorn are pictured with the GATOR to be raffled for the 2019 GALA. Horizion is a 4x supporter of the GALA. Gator purchased from Horizon Equipment.

1 ticket $100- 3 Tickets $250- 7 tickets $500

Need not be present to win.



  • 835M Full-Size UTV with the bench seat 
  • Available in Green/Yellow or Olive and Black (Camouflage would be an additional cost) 
  • 4-cycle gas, electronic fuel injection, liquid cooled, 812CC, 54 hp motor
  • On-demand true four-wheel drive system
  • Power Steering 
  • Digital Display (system diagnostic light, speed, rpm, 4WD indicator, fuel level, coolant temperature, hour meter, miles, park brake light) 
  • MSRP - $15960


GALA RAFFLE Chrmn. Rob Williams: Info and quotes

The Gala Committee wanted to do something a little different this year to expand our already fantastic fundraising efforts. So we thought this Gator UTV was the way to go as it seems more and more people have and use these and in some areas are even road legal. This is a great chance to win a really useful machine and to help support our Kids and our School! We will still be doing our Silent and Live Auction Items at the Event and always look forward to many unique and fun items there also! 

I was a part of this effort because of my background in equipment and sales. The other committee members are no strangers to equipment as well, Rod Hinners own a very busy farming and livestock operation and Jeremy Carroll is the Utility Director at the City of Manning, with a long history in the Construction Industry.

This will be my 4th Gala as a Chairperson and look forward to the future and to also inviting and working with some new members to keep our ideas and the event fresh and fun! If you are looking for a way to help out but don’t know how, please talk with one of our Chairpersons to learn more about this rewarding and worthwhile group!

We have allotted 400 tickets for this raffle. The money raised will be used in Our School helping Our Kids! Id say that it is a Win, Win for everyone in the Community and would urge everyone to get a ticket as once they are gone we aren’t printing any more!

The Gator can be seen anytime at the Horizon Equipment store in Manning during their normal business hours. I also would like to Thank Horizon Equipment for continuing to be a strong supporter of our Event and our Communities!

I would also add that with the Holiday season upon us that these raffle tickets would also make great gift ideas for that hard to buy for person on your list or the person that just has everything! On behalf of the Gala Committee, I would like to Thank everyone for all the support we have received in the past and look forward to another year of doing great things for our Kids and Communities! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rob Williams, Owner

Williams Contracting, LLC
3091 370th Street
Manning, Iowa 51455
e. Rob@WilliamsContractingLLC.com

Horizon Salesman, Larry Hagedorn

As a donor to the IKM-Manning Gala, Horizon Equipment is excited to be a part of the John Deere Gator Raffle and the entire Gala program!The advantages the Gala provides to the students and staff are far-reaching.  Providing our educators the resources to equip their classrooms with the tools needed to teach, embraces the success of our school district. The benefits the STEM program has received from the Gala has touched and made a difference to many students. The Gala provides the opportunity to enhance the creativity and experience the students receive in the classroom. It is humbling to see the community support the Gala has received.  It is evident by the attendance increase through the years and the personal involvement in the Gala.

New GALA Committee Quotes and Info: Jeremy & Gina Carroll and Darrek and Jill Osborne.


New GALA Chairman:

Darrek and Jill Osborne

Family Background: Osborne's have 2 children, Callie is 18 years old and a graduate of Hoover High school in Des Moines, Ethan is 5 years old and is currently in transitional kindergarten.

Work/Career Background: Darrek moved to Jill's hometown from Des Moines when the couple married 7 years ago.  He is currently employed at R & S Waste in Defiance  Jill is a 1995 graduate of IKM High school and 1997 graduate of IWCC, she is currently employed at Dr. Jay's Family Eye Care in Harlan.  The couple moved back to Manilla to be closer to family and for their children to be able to attend the same small town school district as Jill did.

Why are you a part of the Gala Committee? 

The couple decided to be the committee because they have been to the Gala for the last two years and have seen the great support of the community for the school and want to be a part of that for their son, Ethan 


Jeremy & Gina Carroll:                                                                                                                            

Family Background: Jeremy attended Ballard Community School District.  After high school, he served in the National Guard for six years.  He then acquired an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Des Moines Area Community College.  Gina attended the Carroll Community School District.  She then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Graceland University.  They have two daughters – Grace (10) and Piper (7).                                                                                        

Work/Career Background: Jeremy and Gina recently moved back to the area.  Both have accepted new employment within the community where they are excited to enhance their career pathways. Jeremy works as the Director of Utilities for Manning Municipal Utilities. Gina is employed by Horizon Equipment as the Payroll/HR Administrator.                          

Why are you a part of the Gala Committee? As mentioned above, both of us attended rural school districts.  We began raising our children in a large city with a HUGE school district (Ankeny).  We soon realized something wasn’t quite right.  This is when we decided to make the move to give our children similar opportunities to what we had growing up.  There are obvious pros and cons to both large and small school districts, but we want to strive to do our best to keep the smaller schools alive.  To get involved on a committee like this – where the end result is to give back to our children’s education and our community is a perfect fit. 




Sponsorship History 2015-2018

2015 -118 Sponsorship levels - $50,000 raised – 125 attended.

2016 -126 Sponsorship levels - $60,000 raised – 225 attended. 

2017- 258 Sponsorship levels - $91,000 raised – 250 attended.

2018- 375 Sponsorship levels - $90,000 raised – 275 attended. (Auction items totals go towards sponsorship levels)

             GALA has raised over to $290,000 since it started in 2015

             GALA has dispersed over $210,000 in GALA Grants to date.    


2015-2018 over 46 Sponsors have been 3-time supporters.


Eight Sponsorship Levels:

Alpha Wolves: $2,500 or more

Wolves: $1, 500-$2, 499

Green Supporter: $1,000-$1,499

Black Supporter: $500-$999

Grey Supporter: $300-$499

White Supporter: $150-$299

Pup Supporter: $50-$149

Cub Supporter: $1-$49

Any donations one week prior to Gala will be printed in Gala program. All donations will be accepted until May 31st  of each year and recognized on a GALA Roster to be displayed in school building.


With a donation of $500.00, either monetary or a raffle/auction item, donor will receive two tickets to attend the gala (4 tickets for a donation of $1,000-$1,499, 6 tickets for a $1,500-$2,499 donation, and 8 tickets for a donation of $2,500 or more)




  • Purpose of GALA: Fundraising committee to raise funds for education under the auspices of the IKM-Manning School Foundation- fiscal agent
  • Goal: Host a once a year GALA event. Includes: sponsorship, auction, and raffle
  • First year in 2015
  • Fifth Year
  • Chairman – 3 yrs. Term- find replacement
  • Event moves location, but not limited
  • Stakeholders: School – shares need; Committee – organizes event; and Sponsors- businesses, ind., families, businesses, and organizations
  • 4 Committees- Sponsorships, Publicity, Events, Raffle/Auction                                                        Note: One person Chair that was previously a Chairman
  • First 4 years Proceeds from the event will benefit the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Needs directed by Adm. and School board
  • 2019 Proceeds will be geared for education initiatives that enhance 21st Learning skills in the classroom.


A big Thank you to School Staff, Students, Adm., Schoolboard, Foundation, GALA Committee, School organizations, sponsors, businesses, alumni, families, individuals, and so much more that support, lead, and create opportunities for our district. Partnerships, Relationships, and collaboration of Stakeholders is the vitality and future of our school and communities! Hats off to this great Wolf Pack Team!














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