Thanks to local support from generous sponsors and donations from diners, the Community Christmas dinner served in Cedaredge at the Stolte Shed proved to be a huge success. Les and Dorothy Mergelman organized the small army of volunteers who served up 250 traditional holiday meals — both to those gathered at the Stolte Shed to enjoy the holiday with friends and neighbors, and as takeout meals.
The response was so great that after all expenses were paid, $1,300 was donated to the local food bank. In addition, 100 sets of flatware were purchased for use at the Stolte Shed, plus 14 sturdy, comfortable chairs (like those recently purchased by the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society).
"The volunteers were wonderful," Dorothy Mergelman said. "Several families with children joined other volunteers to set up, decorate, serve, and clean up."
It was entirely a successful community event!blog comments powered by Disqus