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Lady Volunteers plan community dinner

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monies made from several dinners conducted by the Lady Volunteers of the Staunton Community Center helped secure the purchase of the sign that sits in front of the building. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
STAUNTON -- The Lady Volunteers of the Staunton Community Center have scheduled another community dinner for June 17.

The volunteers will serve ham and beans, potatoes, coffee, tea or lemonade and desserts from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 10-under.

Lady Volunteer and Staunton resident Anita Ave recently told The Brazil Times the group of close to 10 residents have been putting together dinners to help raise funds for the town's new community center for about a year now.

"We have had several dinners," Ave said. "We plan on (having more dinners) as long as we're able."

Ave said most of the volunteers are 60 or older.

She added they got together to brainstorm ideas to raise funds for the center in order to help with the upkeep, among other items.

"(The Staunton Town Council) was planning the open house," Ave said. "Barbara Ripple and I decided that we would like to help with it and have a shower for the building so we could get it started.

"We did that and after we did that, the council asked if we could do more. So, we just kind of started doing things and putting the money back in (to the center) to help make it the way we want it, so it could be enjoyed by everyone.

"We used to do (the dinners) in the afternoon, but we found out we had a lot bigger turnout in the evenings."

Since they got together to help raise funds for the center, the volunteers have put the donations to good use.

Ave said they helped with money for a new floor for the center and also helped with the sign, which will be placed in front of the building. In addition, money raised from the dinners helped add an exhaust fan in the building when people rent the center for meals.

"We've been having more than 100 (people) at the dinners," Ave said.

Ave said the volunteers hope to raise enough future money for larger cooking appliances for big dinners for crowds.

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sign says 7.00 dollars not 8.00 like in article

-- Posted by buddry55 on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 1:59 PM
Response by Brazil Times:
$7 is correct. That is our mistake.

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