The Open House turned out great as well. Thank you to Pastor and Diane Riggert, Carlys Stribe and Laurie Stein for taking care of the food and getting everything set up. They, along with numerous other volunteers, also helped to unpack all the vehicles and food. Many of the items were shelved, but there is still a lot to put away. As each church takes their week, we can just continue to work at getting everything in its place.
We were very blessed to have a Thrivent member sponsor the Open House, which helped with providing food, drinks, etc. Also, thanks to Dan for providing the amazing cookies! Thanks to Kyli for coming to both events, helping to explain the connection to New Opportunities, the services provided, and lending a hand shopping, packing and unloading food.
A special thanks to all of the businesses, churches, individuals and organizations who sponsored teams. There were 16 teams with Ohde Funeral Home winning first place. I’m thinking they spent $249.95, which is really amazing!
I worry about writing thank yous for fear of leaving someone out, so please know that no matter what role you played in these two events, C3 and the clients who depend on the food pantry, truly appreciate everyone’s call to serve. We are truly blessed to live in such a caring and giving community.
Mindi Boyle | Social Services Director
410 Main Street | Manning, IA 51455
(712) 655-8158 | Fax (712) 655-8221