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Little Brothers needs help

December 19, 2012
By KURT HAUGLIE - DMG writer (khauglie@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

HANCOCK - The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Christmas dinners take place in a week, but there are still some things needed to make them go well, according to Cathy Aten.

Aten, LBFE volunteer coordinator, said both people and food are needed at the eight sit-down dinner sites.

"We still need desserts, which can be any nice dessert," she said. "We still need cookies."

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A volunteer hands out lyric sheets for Christmas carols during the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Christmas dinner in 2011 at Church of the Resurrection in Hancock.

The meat dishes for the meals are covered, Aten said.

"We have all we need," she said.

People are still needed to work in the kitchens, to help serve meals, to clean up and to transport the elderly friends, Aten said.

"We still need a lot of volunteers, basically at all sites and times," she said. "The driving is kind of a fun thing to do."

Besides taking the elderly friends to the sites then taking them home, Aten said it's important for the drivers to visit with the friends, also.

"That's really special," she said.

There are two hot meal delivery sites in Houghton and Laurium, and Aten said help is still needed at those locations.

"Delivering hot meals always seems to be the greatest need," she said.

People with musical talent of any kind are still needed, also, Aten said.

"We still need entertainment at a few sites," she said.

Besides the help needed Christmas Day, Aten said help is needed for delivering Christmas food boxes and gifts, Aten said.

"That can be done any time between now and Dec. 24," she said.

To donate food or be a volunteer, call Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly at 482-6944.

 
 

 

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