Daily Union Managing Editor
The First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville held their annual Habitat for Humanity in Shelby County spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
The United Methodist Women’s group organizes the dinner. This year Carol Kessler was the chairperson of the event.
Elma Rincker, Publicity Chairperson for Habitat said the event was a tremendous success.
“We at Habitat are very grateful to the public and First United Methodist Church for their generous support,” said Rincker. “Altogether we received $1,140.46 from the dinner.”
Rincker went on to say the church served 125 - 130 meals.
All the money collected will go to Habitat as the food for the meal was donated from local merchants. Those merchants were Wal-Mart, County Market, Wade’s Meats, Joe’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Monical’s Pizza.
Rincker said there is also a very good probability that Habitat will receive another $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart for this event.
“If we receive the thousand dollars from Wal-Mart, that will make this event even better,” continued Rincker.
Rincker said Wal-Mart has told them they have submitted the paper work for the matching grant and it looks good for Habitat to receive that money.
“Wal-Mart has told us they will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000,” Rincker said.
Carol Kessler of the United Methodist Women’s Group was the chairperson for this event. She was pleased with the results also.
“I thought it was very much a success,” said Kessler. “There was a big applause Sunday morning in church, when I announced how much we raised.”