MCC to host First-Ever Legends Event



MCC Legends LogoMuscatine Community College (MCC) is inviting alumni, former students and all of its great friends and supporters to its first-ever MCC Legends Event.

Sponsored by the MCC Foundation and MJC/MCC Alumni Association, the event will be held April 10, beginning at 6 p.m., at the new Merrill Hotel, 119 W. Mississippi Drive in downtown Muscatine.

“The intention is to use the event to spotlight and honor individuals who have made a significant impact on the college,” said MCC President Naomi DeWinter. “Our first honorees will be Helen and the late Stan Howe. For many years, the Howes have been tremendous supporters of the college, our students and faculty. They have contributed financially and, just as importantly, a great deal of their personal time and effort. We can’t begin to thank them enough for all they have done.”

DeWinter said a dedicated team of alumni and foundation volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to create a fun evening for all who attend.

Legends opens with a champagne welcome sponsored by HyVee and features a Grand Salon of some of the area’s top chefs. The chefs will each be preparing some of their finest signature dishes. It will also include MCC students demonstrating the skills they have acquired studying in the college’s new Culinary Arts program.

Participating restaurants currently include (with others possibly to be added):

  • Geneva Golf & Country Club
  • Guadalajara Restaurant
  • HyVee
  • Rendezvous Banquet Facility & Catering
  • Tantra Thai
  • Maxwell's Restaurant (Merrill Hotel)
  • Yacky Shack

Musical entertainment will be provided by the six harpists who make up the local group, Harper’s Delight. In addition there will be a program honoring the Howes and both live and silent auctions.

Funds raised will be used toward the addition of virtual reality equipment in the science department and remodeling upgrades in the agriculture program classrooms.

Sponsors of the event currently include HNI, Hoffmann Inc., Kent Corporation, Merrill Hotel, Tyson Fresh Meats, First National Bank, Martin Brothers, US Foods, Fighting Chance Solutions and Vision Center PC.

Only 200 tickets are available for this exclusive event and half of those have already been sold. Tickets and more information is available online at or by calling 563-288-6005.