The Well at Sunnyside has two upcoming events, an ice cream social and a Memorial Day breakfast.
The ice cream social will be held Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Well. This is the second annual and this year they will be adding crafter and direct sales vendors. Additionally, a Chinese auction and a cookie bake-off will be held to ensure the event is a success. Those who attend will have the option of ice cream cones or sundaes during the event.
“We are again doing the ice cream social because it allows us to do more things for our Kids Cafe kids,” volunteer and free store director for the Well, Chiquita Nash, said. “We expect our attendance to grow again this year so we need to raise all the funds we can. If you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.”
The second event will be held on Monday and is a Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Well. The breakfast will consist of pancakes and sausage, as well as orange juice or milk. The price for adults is $7 and children can eat for $5.
All veterans who show their DD214 will receive a free meal as a way to honor their sacrifice. The money from this event will go toward operating costs of the Kids Cafe Summer Lunch program, which will run from May 26 through Aug. 16
“It is important to honor veterans for us because they are the reason we have the way of life that we do,” Nash said. “They have sacrificed their lives so that we may have a better life in America.”
The funds raised this weekend also go to help the many programs the Well offers, including, “Loads of Love” and the free store. The Well was also successful this year in completing 1,090 refunds and was able to help return $1.4 million to local families, as part of their free tax turn processing program.
For more information about these events, contact the Well at (740) 333-5088. The Well at Sunnyside is located at 721 S. Fayette St. in Washington C.H.
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