In total, over $3,110 was raised in the benefit. For a $5 contribution, a customer would get a grilled hamburger, chips, a soda and a small but tasty dessert.
In charge of the event was Carolyn Bland who thanked several local businesses for donating both food and funds to the event. “Everything here has been donated, except for the last few trips when we needed more potato chips. The people putting this on are all friends and volunteers who have contributed their time for Cindy.”
Bland called the event a success, judging the fact that all 520 hamburgers cooked were bought and eaten, and when the coordinators ran out of chips and home made desserts. “We never expected this much of a response. Right now, I am pleasantly overwhelmed. I never dreamed we would have such a large walk-in crowd.”
The work began on the “Burger Benefit” at 9 A.M., with the last hamburger sold at around 1 P.M. in the afternoon. Bland identified and thanked Frank Alderson, Val Porter for their work on the grille, and said her husband Leon “helped a little.”
Uzzle was grateful for her friends and coworkers, and the community for contributing and enjoying a hamburger. “Everyone has been wonderful. It is good to be back here with old friends, co-workers and just coming back here. I thank everyone for their prayers and all that they have done for me.”
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