Fundraiser to honor cancer victim
By LPR Staff
Though her body may have lost its long fight, Dorothy Schnautz”s loving spirit endures.
Known to many as “Dot,” Schnautz was a long-time office manager at Lockhart High School. For 37 years, she helped students, teachers and administrators deal with their daily struggles.
For the last several years, though, Schnaut
z fought a war of her own – a battle with cancer that finally ended on Thursday when, surrounded by her family, she left this world.
Moved by her constant caring for her four children, her eight grandchildren and the hundreds of lives she touched as the smiling face at the front desk at Lockhart High School, Schnautz”s neighbors recently came together to do something to help. Though they could not ease the burden of her disease – which ultimately, she bore on her own, without complaint – most certainly the community she cared for so deeply could help ease the financial strain the costs of her medical and nursing care created.
Thus the idea for the Dorothy Schnautz Medical Benefit was born.
On Saturday, April 19, the community is invited to gather at the Maxwell Social Club beginning at 11 a.m. for an all-day benefit honoring Schnautz and her family.
Those arriving early will be treated to a car show, which will be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At noon, volunteers will begin serving barbecue plates with all the trimmings. For those who would prefer to eat later, plates will continue to be sold until 8 p.m. At the same time, bidding will begin on a variety of silent auction items. The silent auction will continue until 7 p.m.
If silent auction competition is not enough to satisfy bidding desires for the most competitive shoppers, a live auction will be held from 6 – 8 p.m.
Afterward, music will be provided for a dance from 8 – 11 p.m.
All proceeds from the many events throughout the day will go toward payment of expenses for Schnautz and her family.
The Maxwell Social Club is located at 180 Fourth St. in Maxwell.
For more information, contact Rusty Loep at (512) 376-9317.