Terra State Community College’s hospitality program students invited everyone to be their guest at their recent fundraiser at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton.  The benefit, aptly named “Be Our Guest,” took place Saturday, April 29.  Not only did the event raise funds for scholarships and programming needs, it also gave an opportunity for hospitality students to work and participate in the setting of their future careers.

Four Terra State students worked with Chef Susan of the Catawba Island Club in preparing and serving samples of delicious morsels.  Patrons enjoyed fried perch, sliders, grilled cheese with tomato soup, salmon, different wraps, kimchi and chocolate chip candy cookies.  Kerry McFadden of the Firelands Winery was on hand providing samples of their wine offerings.  Attendees also took part in a silent auction featuring baskets donated by area businesses.

Meghan Knieriem of Terra State’s Hospitality faculty was thrilled with the night.  “It was a great event where the program had support from the community and area hospitality leaders.  It is important to have our students involved in an event to raise funds for scholarships and the program.”

The Terra College Foundation extends special thanks to Mike Schenk, Catawba Island Club General Manager, and his staff for their assistance in this inaugural event.