Letter to the Editor
The 18th annual United Way Fork Some Pork BBQ delivered 926 pork barbecue sandwiches to hungry individuals and served 152 people on site for all you can eat Nov. 1.
It is an all-volunteer event that raises funds for needed community services provided by United Way partner agencies. Many of our volunteers have helped for almost all 18 years and do it cheerfully and willingly. It is fun, interesting to watch and proceeds go for a good cause.
These volunteers and many other people and businesses contribute to making this event a success. They include:
Chris Cain and LyondellBasell for their support and the use of the Employee Recreational Building
The LyondellBasell volunteers for their time to prepare the meat, the “special recipe” beans and other tasks needed to make the event a success
Clinton National Bank for the cups and employees that help make the event a success
Camanche Fire Department for the use of its grill
Colony Brands for the terrific boxes for delivery orders
The Alverno Healthcare Facility for the delicious cookies
Ashford University for their financial contribution
Eastern Iowa Propane for the fuel
Exelon Corporation for its volunteer and financial contribution
Gateway Vending for the potato chips
The Kilburg Family and the Preston Meat Locker
Skyline Center and LyondellBasell for loaning us roasters
Zirkelbach’s for the ice
Lynn Todtz and Sterling Federal Bank employees who select this event for their community volunteer project
The United Way Board of Trustees, Campaign and CRB Committee Members, and partner agencies that help with all aspects of the event
All the other volunteers – we sincerely apologize if we missed anyone.
And anyone who purchased meals!
We could not have such a successful event without the outstanding support of the community. It is an amazing fundraiser that seems to turn out differently each year. We apologize for meals that were not delivered quite on time and thank you for being understanding since it is an all-volunteer event. In some respects this fundraiser represents what the United Way is all about: Contributions by members of the community who care enough to get involved and make a positive difference.
Again, thanks to everyone who helped and to the community for its support. Together we can accomplish more than any single group or individual can on its own – one dollar at a time, one meal at a time, one child at a time, one family at a time,
Tom Moser, President, United Way Board of Trustees
Travis Flatten, 2013 United Way Campaign Chairman