Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly need volunteers for Easter dinners
On Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly will be hosting several holiday dinner sites throughout Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties.
Elderly people 60 years and older who would otherwise be spending Easter Day home
alone are invited to the dinners
Little Brothers staff members need volunteers to help cook, set-up, serve,
socialize and clean-up. Volunteer are also needed to help transport elderly to and from the party
sites and to deliver hot meals with a visit to the homebound. Volunteers are especially needed in the Ontonagon area to help deliver meals with a visit to the homebound in the outlying areas and in Baraga. If you can help or need more information, please call
the office at 482-6944.
Little Brothers volunteers will be serving a full-course meal with all the trimmings in the
locations listed below. They will also be preparing hot meals for those elderly people who are unable to come out. In all,
the group anticipates serving close to 1000 meals.
The Easter Day activities will include dinner, fresh flowers, candles, table cloths, homemade desserts, Easter
baskets and great company for the elderly attending. This is but one of the continuing celebrations put on by the Little Brothers to let their elderly friends know that they are special, that they have a friend and that someone cares.
The following dinners start at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday at the following sites:
This dinner starts at 1 p.m.: Houghton County Medical Care Facility, 1100 Quincy,
- Doelle Senior Citizens Center, Tapiola
- Saint Ignatius Church, Houghton
- United Methodist Church, 109 Greenland St., Ontonagon
- Copper City Community Hall, Copper City
- Church of the Resurrection, 900 Quincy, Hancock,
- Sacred Heart Church, 1383 Rockland, Calumet
- Grace Lutheran Church, M-26, South Range
- St Anne's Church, Baraga
Due to the increased demand for home-delivered hot meals on the holidays,
Little Brothers volunteers are preparing and sending out hot meals from the Apostolic Lutheran Church on Third
and Tamarack Streets in Laurium and from Houghton Elementary School in Houghton. The hot meals will be ready at
12 Noon on Easter Sunday and will include a full-course meal, homemade dessert, Easter
basket and flowers. United Methodist Church in Ontonagon, Doelle Senior Center in Tapiola and St.
Anne's Church in Baraga will also be delivering hot meals from their sit-down meal sites and will be ready at
The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. Little Brothers activities offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life. The group has been providing services to the elderly in the Copper Country for more than twenty years.
See the Nov. 22, 2001, Keweenaw Now photo essay, Little Brothers serve Thanksgiving meals to seniors
(Thanksgiving meal in Copper City).
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