Spaghetti Fundraiser:
A Time to Celebrate, A Time for Gratitude

April 9, 2019

It absolutely poured on the night of the Spaghetti Fundraiser, but the Moose Lodge was filled with sounds of joy and laughter. The hall was packed with people who cared enough, not only to buy a ticket, but braved the elements to show their love and support. There was an army of volunteers preparing an amazing meal in the kitchen, setting up tables, checking people in, setting up the slide show, organizing the silent auction, parking cars and greeting people at the door. The center tables overflowed with items donated by generous individuals and businesses from the community.

We are grateful for the show of support, the dedicated group of volunteers, the generous people who made this event possible. We are celebrating that we raised nearly $4,000. But, there is one thing above all that brings joy to our heart.

Sally, who organized the event, was one of the first people we baptized. Fred, one of the cooks for the events, was homeless just several years ago. We served him for many years through the food truck before he took the plunge and entered recovery. Now he has a home, a job, several years of clean time, and is putting his cooking skills to use serving others. Kim was homeless for several years, but now she has three years of sobriety. She is an indispensable member of our volunteer team, not only for the Fundraiser, but every week for the Tuesday food truck and Wednesday lunch at Anchor. We met Harold and Donna through the food truck and Wednesday luncheon. There were there serving in the kitchen at the fundraiser.

Who are we? We, the donors, the volunteers, the prayer partners, those who bought a ticket and the community we serve, are a relational bridge between the vulnerable and the resources we need to thrive.

This is what God has done among us. This is what we are grateful for: those we have served are now beginning to thrive and serve others. Those who didn't know God are finding new purpose in following Jesus and serving the poor. Thank you all for the part that you play to make this possible.

We also would like to thank these generous local businesss and individual donors who made this night possible: