200 Attend Victorian High Tea

Ed Hasnerl gets ready to emcee the Victorian High Tea

Over 200 people attended the Victorian High Tea yesterday at the Knox Community Center. The event was held to raise money for the Starke County Food Pantry housed at Community Services of Starke County. Lois Bock and Debbie Popagain helped develop the activities.

Joan Haugh, the Director of Community Services of Starke County, commented on the turnout.

“I’m so impressed with the 35 ladies who put this together,” said Haugh. “The decorations are just fabulous. And as I’ve always said, if you’re going to have a fundraiser make it fun.”

We asked about the food pantry.

Carol Blastic

“Thanks to the community, our food pantry has been doing well. We seem to have sufficient food to give out to the families that have been coming in, but I don’t know how we would do it without everyone in the community pitching in.”

Special thanks went out to the emcee, Mr. Ed Hasnerl, the servers, John at Christos restaurant, Sysco, Chris Noonan, Jen Fransen, Rich Wallen, and everyone who provided items for the auction.