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2009 thru 2014
Mark Kimball, head of food services for Vail Resorts, receives a platter decorated by Silverthorne Elementary 5th graders in appreciation for all he and Vail Resorts do for the Community Dinner. In 2012 Vail Resorts donated $5000 and 6 complete meals.
 
Steve Estes, volunteer
Steve Estes, one of our most faithful volunteers who comes almost every week to help out, serves coffee
Faithful cook Marsha Harvey cuts up meat for beef stew
With the volunteers, the Elks Lodge and the huge financial support we have we can set our sites on continuing to feed every single person who comes through the door, even though we cannot begin to contemplate that it could actually be more then 557.
Rotarian and Chef Bill Gilchrist prepared 600 pieces of chicken and Summit County Rotarians served 557 people. My projection that the numbers would go down were clearly wrong. We could not have planned it better if we had tried! Additionally Gilchrist Catering supplied penne pasta and green beans.
To the right Joe and Fran O'Malley (faithful and generous donors
and supporters of the Community Dinner) show off the fruit salads they have completed.
Every week the speciality of the Community Dinner -
fresh green salad with mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers and anything else we can put in it to make it delicious - is prepared by volunteers.  Here Rotarians Marilyn Hogan and Butch Elich show off their efforts.
Target continues to faithfully volunteer and contribute financially.  Here they show off the new oven mitts donated by State Farm Insurance.
Volunteers came from St Anthony Summit Medical Center and Chef Marshall Helgeson cooked a great meal of Turkey Pasta Primavera which was enjoyed by 233 people, 56 children.

Accompanying the dinner volunteers were nurses and doctors from Summit Cardiology, doing free blood pressure screening and wellness information

and Summit Community Care Clinic providing free Dental screening and Ask-a-Doctor services. They were busy all evening talking to and examining dinner participants.  What a great service that was....Dinner and a Doctor!  
They are hoping to volunteer quarterly and provide the dinner and free screenings on a regular basis.  Being from a hospital I did not have to go over any hygiene principles.  The volunteers kept themselves scrubbed.  The place was spotless when
they left.  Nurses sure know how to clean!

SOS Outreach serves numerous children in the Summit County area. Providing mentors in a variety of sports as well as lessons in integrity, charity, compassion and other human values.  One of the tasks of SOS participants is to volunteer and this they do 4 - 5 times a year.
SOS participants volunteer cheerfully!
There is a fairly large contingent of children who walk together to the dinner from the Sierra Madre apartments near by.  They are well behaved and the older children manage the younger children very well.  We are delighted to welcome them and glad to know they and their parents see the dinner as a resource for them and a safe place to be!
This is Ivan and on May 31, 2011 he was the 30,000th diner at the Community Dinner!
The bake sale at the school was on April 2nd and raised $156.  The bake sale was organized by Abbey Lau and Madison Lytle.  Most of the girls in the troop also worked to help sell the items.  The baked goods were donated
from Silverthorne Elementary students and parents.  The girls donated 20 aprons in adult and youth sizes, hand decorated with hearts, smiley faces and the Rotary Logo.  The girls wanted to do this project to help the volunteers at the community dinner who work so hard to prepare a meal each Tuesday.  Junior Girl Scout Troop 2754 says thank you to Deb Hage and to all the community dinner volunteers.
Due to the generosity of Community Dinner supporters, notably Frank Coussens, we were able to replace the Elks Lodge convection ovens with $7000 brand new ones.  The Community Dinner usage just burned out the old ones.
Deb Hage doesn't often get a chance to serve food.
Knights of Columbus members Mike Magliocetti and Ron Schumann slice ham.
Cameron Miles and Nick Cousino volunteered regularly, eager to do whatever is needed.
Lord of the Mountains members volunteered in their "Helping Hands" aprons one week every month for the first two years the dinners were served.
Chef Doug Schwartz, of Colorado Mountain College, makes himself available as needed to help cook and give advice on how to prepare the meals.
Christie and Blair Miller work with Cassie Hage to
put out desserts.
 

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