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Letter to the Editor: Amazing community

— Amazed

To the editor:

I am currently the president of the board of Community Meal, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We provide a hot meal every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of the St. Vincent de Paul ministry facility at 315 West Third Street. Community Meal has been around since April 1, 1983.

Recently, Nick Hardin of Burgerville contacted us and asked if we wanted to participate in a partnership to raise donations for Community Meal. Naturally, we jumped at the idea.

Board members bussed tables inside the restaurant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and Burgerville (The Holland, Inc.) will donate 10 percent of the revenues from the indoor sales during that time period to Community Meal via check. Additionally, Nick encouraged us to get an item donated to raffle off and require individuals to be present to win.

I reached out to Mid-Columbia Medical Center and the administration donated a $100 gift certificate for the Spa at Water’s Edge. We sold the raffle tickets for $2 a piece and raised $82 right there on the spot. The crew at Burgerville were so much fun to work with.

Isn’t it wonderful to live in a community where people love to donate and support non-profit enterprises? I thought I had seen just about everything but some times I can still be amazed by the generosity in the Mid-Columbia.

Thank you.

Dixie Lynn Parker

President/Community Meal

The Dalles

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