To the Editor:
Fern Dell Historic Association directors would like to thank everyone who supported the 32nd annual kumla dinner and silent auction. We could not have asked for a nicer day than 60 degrees on Feb. 18.
A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals who sponsored the ham and potatoes and provided items for the silent auction, also to the many people who baked cakes. A lot of members and friends of Fern Dell helped by coming to peel potatoes, cut up and cook the hams, mix, stir and ready the kumla for cooking. It takes a whole kitchen full of strong people to cook kumla for 500 people.
We especially thank the Newark FFA students and their teacher, along with Scout Troop 45 and their leaders and families. They did an excellent job of serving beverages, helping people with their trays, and clearing tables.
Volunteers directed the dining room, served the meal, cleaned the tables and washed pots and pans until well after everyone was finished eating. The ticket takers and silent auction people were kept very busy, too. We want to thank everyone who helped in any way to experience an excellent fundraiser for Fern Dell. We also thank all the hungry people who came to eat and bid on the silent auction items. The museum also had a nice number of visitors that evening.
On behalf of the Fern Dell Historic Association Directors