We owe so many thanks for the strong support we received through Fiesta Feast for the work of the Center for Healing & Hope.

The event on Saturday, April 14, filled the College Mennonite Church fellowship hall with delicious aromas and tastes, laughter, conversation, and great music. Ten financial sponsors, several food providers, door prize contributors, musicians, 20 volunteers and more than 350 diners made this the most successful fund-raising event in the Center’s history. After all expenses are paid, we anticipate a total of more than $20,000 from Fiesta Feast for the mission of the Center for Healing & Hope.

We give special thanks to San Marcos Mexican Grill for preparing and providing the main meal, with a significant contribution from Miller Amish Country Poultry. Dutch Maid Bakery, Honey’s and Los Primos added the desserts and beverages. Sponsoring businesses gave generous support to add to the success: Elkhart Bedding, Everence, Gerig Surgical Associates, Elite Turn and Pest Management, Interra Credit Union, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, The Papers, Stutzman Motor Sales, Miso Japan and Welch Packaging.

The event was festive and celebrated the way our community comes together to meet needs of our vulnerable neighbors. The couple who shared a story of a family helped by the Center for Healing & Hope said this clearly, “We want to thank Elkhart County HOPE and the Center for Healing & Hope for their two life-giving services: the HOPE network giving financial assistance for legal help and the clinic for giving medical help. We have felt like we are a team together with fellow church members, the Center for Healing & Hope and other community resources that attempt to be the hands and feel of Jesus.”