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Grateful for success of cooking event

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

With the first What’s Cookin’ event coming to a close, the committee wants to share its deepest appreciation and thanks to all sponsors and teams for their support.

The What’s Cookin’ committee, Rock River Center, and the participating senior programs couldn’t have made it happen without the many individuals who helped. It’s only when an event comes together, do you know that Ogle County has many supportive residents who have deep respect for senior programs. 

This event could not have happened without the help from Diane Palmer and Joyce and Leonard Bruns, and the generous sponsors who were the foundation for making the event happen.

Palmer and the Brunses are priceless volunteers and have the true spirit of giving. Rock River Center and the seniors of Ogle County can never thank them enough.

The staff at Rock River Center all helped out where they could. A big thank you also goes out to them.  

The cooking teams, though, were the ones that made the event. Businesses, groups, family, and friends came up with their best recipes and kept the crowd of nearly 400 fed throughout the evening.

We also want to thank the many individual volunteers who walked the event for various raffles and game boards. You all did a wonderful job with the crowd, and your efforts are appreciated.

As everyone was leaving the event, the common phrase heard was, “See you next year.”  What’s Cookin’ is being planned for 2015. We will look for participation from all of Ogle County, both for sponsorship and cooking teams, as we hope to increase the number of teams each year. 

What’s cookin’? Ogle County is cookin’, and we look forward to seeing another great turnout for 2015. Thank you to everyone.

Note to readers: Ann Haas is the executive director of Rock River Center and a member of the committee, along with Diane Palmer and Joyce Bruns.

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