December 26, 2003 at 9:34 a.m.
Rev. Martin Luther King
Meals on Wheels salutes more than 250 volunteers who make this meal program a part of their lives. This varied group of people, young and old, serve a dose of friendliness and a helping hand along with the daily meal delivery. This year, 108 individuals have been served. That translates to 10,953 meals to date.
The meal recipients and the program have received many thoughtful gifts in the past year. Thanks go to Brenda Cvar, who organized Lakeside School students, teachers and parents to make fruit baskets for our Meals on Wheels recipients. This gift always brings smiles and sometimes tears of gratitude.
Girl Scout and Brownie Troops 425, 1883, and 1887 remembered us with delightful holiday placemats and Halloween decorations.
Lisa Serbus organized students from the Evangelical Free Church Home School program and sent us Christmas/holiday cards and “Happy Day” cards to be used throughout the year.
Ace Johnson supplied us with American flags and flag etiquette pamphlets for Veteran’s Day.
Gratefully acknowledged are other gifts to the program from Irene and Wally Carlson, First State Bank of Wyoming, Marge and Elliott Hawkinson, Bud and Leslie Kapell, Jim Lalla and Bea and Myron Zaruba. Thank you all so very much!
Meals on Wheels is also glad for support from the Margaret S. Parmly Campus, East Central Regional Development Commission, Chisago County, and the United Way. We work together to serve the seniors in our community. And it is a good thing to do––goodness is an investment that never fails.
For more information about Meals on Wheels in south Chisago County, please call 651-257-0580.