OSAGE — The Mitchell County Bridges Mentoring Program is once again hosting a series of Marvelous Mentoring Meals, fundraisers for the program.

Marvelous Mentoring Meals are themed events including food and entertainment hosted by generous citizens who recognize the value and impact that Bridges Mentoring has on the quality of life in Mitchell County.

All of the proceeds from the MMM ticket prices are used to support the Bridges Mentoring Program.

Host and Hostesses entertain in their homes or places of business and are responsible for all the expenses necessary to produce the event. “We cannot thank the hosts enough for all planning and effort that goes into making these meals a success,” said Bridges Mentoring Program Coordinator Lacey Waller, “It is so rewarding to hear all the positive feedback from the people who attend.”

Tickets can be purchased by individuals or groups and anyone can purchase tickets to any of the MMM events. Tickets will be available at the Bridges Mentoring office at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Osage.

Marvelous Mentoring Meal Events planned for 2018 -

January 10 - Savory Soups for the Soul Progressive Dinner - The Mitchell County Bridges Mentoring Advisory board members are once again partnering with Chef extraordinaire Jessica Baldus to present an unforgettable Marvelous Mentoring Meal (Progressive Dinner). Attendees will enjoy four courses of delicious, savory soups and pairings only Chef Jessica and her staff can imagine. Reservations are required. Please call ahead as seating fills up fast. Tickets are $35 each or $60 a couple.

Flash Mob Party – March 8 - Join Jereme and Jessica Baldus for a large scale flash mob gathering. Jessica will contact you two days prior to the event to tell you the location of the party. A meal will be provided. Tickets are $40 each or $60 a couple.

Pottery Class - June 2 - Hosted by Sandy Offen, Marlene Norby and Glenda Ross. Guests will learn from talented local artist, Glenda Ross, will instruct the featured step-by-step process of creating a one of a kind pottery dish. Tickets are $50 each person.

Brew Tour - June 9 - Take part in a brew tour of four North Iowa Breweries, where you can sample some of their top beverages in a tasting flight. The tour will finish at Worth Brewing with a light meal provided. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are $75 each person.

Pottery Class- June 16 - Hosted by Jolene Norby and Glenda Ross - Guests will learn from talented local artists Glenda Ross who will instruct the featured step-by-step process of creating a one of a kind pottery dish. Tickets are $50 each person.

“This is our eleventh year having marvelous mentoring meals and every year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals, but continue to increase participation,” said Waller. “With the help of our gracious hosts and wonderful support, we love this time of year as there is a party for everyone. So much planning goes into each individual event to make it a success.”

If you are unable to attend an event but wish to make a donation, mail a check to P.O. Box 131 Osage, IA 50461 or stop by Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Bridges is funded by contributions provided by grants, individual donors, local business, service organizations, local corporate donors and local foundations to support and sustain the program.

“Fundraising events such as our Marvelous Mentoring Meals are key to keeping the needs of the program in front of the community,” said Waller.

“All proceeds from these fundraisers will continue to help us provide positive adult role models to youth in Mitchell County.”