Serving of Kindness from Locals who Care

A hearty delicious breakfast was served to Lake Cares Food Pantry Clients and Clientele

The morning of June 29 started very early for the good folks at 1921 by Norman Van Aken and Main Street Leasing.

The morning started early for the crew of 1921 by Norman Van Aken.
The morning started early for the crew of 1921 by Norman Van Aken.

Preparations for the breakfast began the day before.  On the morning of the breakfast, crews set to work beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Together they cooked, set up and served a hearty breakfast for the volunteers and clients of Lake Cares Food Pantry.

Main Street Leasing and 1921 by Norman Van Aken, setting up for breakfast service at Lake Cares Food Pantry on June 29
Main Street Leasing and 1921 by Norman Van Aken, setting up for breakfast service at Lake Cares Food Pantry on June 29

Mount Dora Cares – as do our local businesses and restauranteurs. Fare included scrambled eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee, potato hash with chorizo, breakfast sandwiches with bacon ham and cheddar on Old Hearth Bread, freshly squeezed Florida orange juice, and house-made apple pie.

Gloriann of 1921 prepared a special birthday cake for an honored guest
Gloriann of 1921 prepared a special birthday cake for an honored guest

 

Mayor Girone was on hand, as were council members Cal Rolfson (a Lake Cares Food Pantry volunteer) and Marie Rich.  Meals were served as clients arrived to pick up weekly supplies of groceries from Lake Cares.

Mayor Girone, center in dark shirt, posed with the crew of 1921 by Norman Van Aken
Mayor Girone, center in dark shirt, posed with the crew of 1921 by Norman Van Aken
Council member and Lake Cares volunteer Cal Rolfson, with wife Shirley
Council member and Lake Cares volunteer Cal Rolfson, with wife Shirley
Council member Marie Rich showed her support - and enjoyed breakfast
Council member Marie Rich showed her support – and enjoyed breakfast

The breakfast was inspired by a similar donation of time, kindness and food that originated with Lake Cares Board Member and pastor, Zach Zehnder and The Cross Church of Mount Dora.

Especially touching, was the moment when a birthday cake, baked by Gloriann of 1921, was presented to WWII Vet Charles McWhorter.  McWhorter, who served at the Battle of the Bulge, celebrated his 97th birthday on July 4.

Lake Cares Board Member Cathy Hoechst assists Mr. McWhorter to his seat
Lake Cares Board Member Cathy Hoechst assists Mr. McWhorter to his seat
A birthday cake was presented to Mr. McWhorter, WWII vet, who was soon to celebrate his 97th birthday
A birthday cake was presented to Mr. McWhorter, WWII vet, who was soon to celebrate his 97th birthday
Melissa DeMarco, Editor (editor@mountdoracitizen.com)