The beef was cooked; the potatoes were mashed; and the carrots were buttered and ready to serve as the Little Sisters of the Poor welcomed the public to their second annual roast beef dinner fundraiser last Sunday.
Starting at noon on October 21, the Sisters were pleased to serve over 600 dinners to hungry dinner patrons throughout the entire afternoon. The dinner, which was catered courtesy of Stirna’s Restaurant, served not only as a fundraiser, but also as a way to bring people together to learn more about our apostolate and mission to serve Jesus in the elderly poor.
The dinner, which included roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, applesauce, rolls and butter, pie, and assorted beverages, was absolutely delicious! The food was really good at last year’s roast beef dinner, but I think Cathy Gavin of Stirna’s Restaurant really flexed her cooking muscles extra tight this year.
While patrons feasted on this tasty treat, they enjoyed live, easy-listening piano music. Following dinner, our visitors were kind enough to support our basket and gift certificate raffles as well as our craft sale, bake stand, and our very special Mount Airy Casino Resort $5,000 Weekend Getaway prize package raffle. Because of the generosity of these donors and our major sponsors we were able to raise much needed funds for our home. To see the dinner program, which includes the names of our donors and sponsors, please click here.
As you will see in the pictures from the fundraiser, which you can access by clicking here, it was quite a day – and quite a success! Thanks be to God!
P.S. If you missed out on the Mt. Airy Raffle, don’t worry! The drawing for that prize is December 31. For chances, call (570) 343-4065.