On Saturday, Feb. 4, Harford Community Action Agency held its annual Chili Dinner to raise funds for the Harford County Fuel Fund. The Fuel Fund helps keep the lights on for hundreds of needy Harford County families each year, and local donations are a critical part of the program's funding.
This year's event was a great success, raising more than $3,000. But we couldn't have done it without a lot of help from the community. We want to thank Churchville Presbyterian Church. They've provided a wonderful venue for the event for many years. Thank you to the students from John Carroll School, the Black Youth in Action debutantes and the youth from Mt. Zion Baptist Church who so ably served as our wait staff.
Thanks to Mrs. Myrtle Ruff-Christmas and Mrs. Cora Wilson-Walters for their help in event planning and ticket sales. Mrs. Myrtle chaired this event for years and her knowledge of how everything fit together and her willing hands in the kitchen were a tremendous asset. Thank you to Anthony Reyes, whose culinary and kitchen management skills helped me not to lose my mind!
We're grateful to Amrein Foods, Chesapeake Traders, Paidon Products and Weis Markets. Their donations of key ingredients and paper goods helped keep our expenses low. Thanks to the event volunteers, who are too numerous to mention here. And last but not least, thank you to everyone who came out to support our fundraiser. We hope you enjoyed it and that we'll see you again next year!
Judith R. Mason
Harford Community Action Agency, Inc.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun