The 41st annual Minerva Community Meals appreciation dinner was held April 25 at the St. Gabriel Catholic Church to honor the many volunteers who put in thousands of hours over the course of the year.
Ruth Felger received special honors for her service. Felger is retiring from serving many years on the Board of Directors and her extra duty of writing clients' names on the brown bags they get every day with their meal. She was given a beautiful hanging basket by the board.
Meals are prepared and delivered and administrative work is all done by volunteers. No one is paid. With no government support, the program relies completely on donations from the local community.
The entertainment for the evening was provided by magician Tim Angeloni. Angeloni performed several magic tricks and told jokes.
Eight potted plants were donated by Beverly DePalmo for door prizes. Approximately 65 volunteers were in attendance at the dinner.
Pastor Benjamin George of the Minerva First Presbyterian Church provided the invocation before the dinner as well as the benediction following the event.
A Swiss steak dinner was prepared and served by members of the St. Gabriel Catholic Church led by Judy Wood. The meat was donated by Kishman's IGA in Minerva.