Sharing the true spirit of Christmas
We just wanted to say thank you to the community. The support for our A Christmas With Friends event was overwhelming. We had over 100 people attend the lunch, and 50 people volunteer to give up part of their Christmas Day to serve others.
We had people from all walks of life celebrating the true spirit of Christmas together. Most commented that if it wasn’t for this event, they would have been sitting at home alone.
So many people volunteered to help. We received more than 75 dozen home baked Christmas cookies, as well as numerous pies and cakes. D&G Home Cooking prepared a delicious meal.
We had enough food, desserts, and cookies, that we fed everyone at the event, and still sent leftovers to the Heart House, the YES Home, and several nursing homes. A lot of lives were touched.
We couldn’t begin to mention everyone who baked, who volunteered, who sent donations. But each donation was truly appreciated. We would like to thank our corporate sponsors NRL Mortgage, the Dearborn County Republican Party, Dearborn Community Foundation, Dearborn Savings, Friendship Bank, CalComm Indiana, Loving Hearts Hospice & Palliative Care, and The City of Lawrenceburg for their generous donations.
They got us across the finish line! We thank Register Publications, The Beacon, Eagle Radio, The Fly Pod, and WCPO TV for helping us get the word out. And last, but certainly not least, the Dearborn Adult Center.
It was the perfect place to have it, and the staff did everything possible to make things go smoothly. We knew we lived in a special community. But the outpouring of love - the willingness to give so that others could enjoy their Christmas - was simply amazing.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. With your help, next year’s will be even better.
Ken and Cherie Maddin
Aurora, Ind. 47001