Meals on Wheels fundraiser hailed a success

Boomerang employees line up for stuffed baked potatoes on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The potatoes were purchased from a Meals on Wheels fundraiser by Boomerang as an impromptu employee appreciation day.

People of all ages came together to support the recent fundraiser for South Liberty County Meals on Wheels.  Over the two-day affair, approximately 650 potatoes with all the fixings and dessert were purchased to support feeding our area’s elderly. 

Boomerang Tube LLC, a Liberty business specializing in pipe supply, chose to turn the Meals on Wheels fundraiser into an Employee Appreciation Day.  The generosity of Boomerang Tube alone will help provide 1,097 meals to area residents, resulting in covering over three weeks of meals to existing clients. 

Two cakes to feed employees and thank Boomerang Tube was generously made and donated by Tammie Kelly of Tammie’s Cake Creations in Hardin. 

Tammie Kelly and Meals on Wheels volunteer Alva Pearl Clark

The fundraiser could not have been made possible without the immense help of Simply Country in Moss Hill. Charlotte Price was generous enough to cook all of the potatoes at her restaurant, resulting in rave reviews from attendees about how the potatoes were “cooked to perfection.”

Meat for the potatoes was cooked by Dana Clover of Dayton. 

Individual desserts were baked and packaged by the young moms of Hardin United Methodist Church and both GRACE Church in Liberty and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church allowed generous use of their facilities for preparation. 

“Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this year’s fundraiser a complete success.  The willingness of the Meals on Wheels volunteers are the true heart and soul of our organization,” said spokesperson Emily Cook.

If you would like to volunteer with Meals on Wheels, please call and leave a message at 936-641-2846.

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