October 13, 2013

Letter: Friendship House says thank you

— Beautiful weather, good food and fellowship came together for a very successful Friendship House spaghetti supper. Thank you to all who purchased tickets, donated food and paper goods, baked desserts, directed traffic, decorated tables, prepared plates, volunteered where needed and maintained a good sense of humor.

First United Methodist congregation has opened the doors for us for over 30 years and we simply couldn’t do this without their continued love and support. As a mission of the church it is an opportunity for many in the church to see our program volunteers in action.

Our “master cooks” get into the kitchen very early to set things in motion. Later, scores of volunteers work in shifts for a very long but very productive day. The spaghetti supper is our oldest and second-largest fundraiser and this year surpassed 2012 in revenue. Operations ran smoothly and we were happy to have no waiting time inside or in the drive-through.

Friendship House is a National Association for the Education of Young Children nationally accredited program and a Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning three-star quality rated program providing quality, available, affordable child care to area children ages six weeks to five years. Tuition is based on the parents’ ability to pay.

Like many other agencies, we have been challenged in these tough economic times, which make this successful event even more important to our program. We have been in the business of working with families for over 50 years and we thank everyone who lets us continue.

Jackie Killings, chairman

Friendship House spaghetti supper