May 08 2016

2016 Appreciation Dinner

IMG_8374On April 12th board members hosted the Community Dinner Table’s annual appreciation dinner.  This provided an opportunity to thank all those who supported CDT through the previous year and give them the chance to sit back and enjoy a terrific meal themselves. Those attending were treated to “chicken in a barrel”, prepared by Ron Thompson and Dave Cronquist .

Recognition was given to Pam Lienemann, Holly Osburn, and Emiley Rose Mills who stepped-up and supported the Kids Korner when Debbie Hammett fell ill.

“Pay it Forward” awards were given to Dallen Worthington and Bryan Thompson for taking time to help a couple in need whose car needed drastic repairs. An award was also given to the Johnsons at Grove City Gardens for their generosity in providing corn and a variety of vegetables to the dinners and Food Pantry.

Recognition went to Dan and Linda Perry who helped out at the dinners.  Others recognized for helping at theIMG_8262 dinners include Chris Cheatham, John Johnson, and Ryan Woodland as well as the Bingham United Rugby Team.

Thanks were given to all the kitchen leaders, regular volunteers, and the generous community members that contribute so much.  Special thanks were given to all those who contributed to, and participated in the Harvest for Hunger program sponsored by Bingham Coop (CHS).  Through the donations of individuals, several banks, farms and other businesses, as well as the matching amount from CHS over $16,000 was raised to support CDT and the Food Pantry.

A highlight of the evening was a check presentation from Basic American Foods for $4,000 to help repair and cover the floor in the Food Pantry.

The final recognition of the night went to Reverend Carolynn Bower who will be leaving the community for a new assignment.  She has been a strong supporter of CDT and has served on the board since her arrival in Blackfoot.  We appreciate her service and will miss her.

This dinner ended a very eventful and exciting 2015-2016 season.  This coming year promises to be even better!




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