Snow and cold didn't stop a few hundred people from braving the weather and forging their way to Countryside Community Church last Monday (1/17/11) for some hot chili and soup -- not to mention some scrumptious cookies!
January 17th was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and was also a National Day of Service with the slogan "A Day On -- not a Day Off." RSVP and many other national programs provide a variety of volunteer activities on this special day.
|RSVP Director Nancy Wietgrefe presents more than|
$714 in donations to Pantry President Karen Miller
It was the 12th year in a row that the RSVP program headquartered at Black Hills State University has joined forces with area churches to sponsor the event, which benefits the Spearfish Community Food Pantry. Check out a few candid photo from the event that we have placed in our Pantry Photo Gallery.
Entertainment was provided by members of the Spearfish Middle School Chorus, who shared lots of delightful music as folks chowed down on several varieties of chili cooked up by the churches -- and a "special" recipe potato soup provided by the Spearfish Senior Citizen's Center.
Not only did lots of folks leave with full tummies and happy hearts -- the event raised more than 243 pounds of food for the pantry, along with more than $714 in cash donations.