WINONA LAKE — The 2015 Winona Lake Community Appreciation Dinner, focused on the theme of honoring the MasterWorks classic music festival for its 14 years in Winona Lake, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Rainbow Room of Westminster Hall, 105 Ninth St., in Winona Lake.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Museum will be open for browsing before and after the evening’s program.
The annual dinner is open to all, and focuses on updates in the town of Winona Lake during the past year. Awards are given for most improved properties, updates are given from businesses at the Village at Winona, on the Limitless Park, and there are drawings for door prizes.
A highlight each year is the awarding of the Bill Reneker Memorial Community Service Award which was initiated in 1994 by Judy Reneker Burd, wife of the late Bill Reneker. Bill Reneker, who died in 1993, was president of the town council and was an enthusiastic supporter of Winona Lake.
The theme for this year’s banquet will be “MasterWorks and More,” expressing appreciation to MasterWorks Festival and its sponsor organization, the Christian Performing Artist’s Fellowship. MasterWorks, a one-month summer festival featuring 40 or more free top-quality classical musical performances, has been held in Winona Lake for the past 14 summers. Some of the former MasterWorks interns and artists will be present to perform, along with MasterWorks director, Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh.
Tickets for the dinner are $18 each and may be obtained from the Winona Lake Town Hall. The meal will be catered by Our Father’s House. All are invited to participate in this annual highlight of the town of Winona Lake