Indian Creek Foundation celebrated our annual Holiday Friendship Dinner on Thursday, December 7th. After several years of virtual dinners, we were so excited to get back together in person at Franconia Mennonite Church in Telford!
Every year, we are simply amazed to see all of the careful planning come together for a wonderful celebration of the holiday season and our Indian Creek friendships. Chef Christopher Lutz outdid himself once again with an amazing meal. We enjoyed salad, chicken caprese, potatoes and vegetables, and lots of cookies and cupcakes for dessert.
Indian Creek Always Enjoys a Lively Crowd
Our volunteers worked throughout Thursday to get the dining hall in Franconia Mennonite perfectly arranged and decorated for our evening. We are grateful to have so many Board members, individuals from the community, family members of participants, and our staff volunteering their time for this event. These helpers take care of setup, serving, helping in the kitchen, food running, and greeting our special guests.
Speaking of guests, individuals who we serve in the community started arriving with their caregivers a little before 6:00 on Thursday. Then our residents came in with their housemates and staff, and our party was underway. Get togethers like our Friendship Dinner are one of the few opportunities many individuals get to see old friends and caregivers they haven’t seen in a while. Our staff enjoys running into old friends as well, since different shifts and locations often keep us from crossing paths.
Needless to say, when Indian Creek Foundation does a big event, the crowd is lively and busy! We loved hearing the shouts and greetings as people arrived dressed in their holiday best.
Appreciation for a Return to In-Person Events
Our entertainer for the evening was Michael Kropp. Michael is a local guitar player and singer who has provided the music for our Friendship Dinner many times. Brett Wells, Indian Creek’s Director of Development welcomed everyone and celebrated the fact that we could all get together in one place. Then Dean Stoesz, CEO of Indian Creek, thanked all of the guests, volunteers, and staff for making the evening possible. From there, we enjoyed our wonderful meal set to great holiday music.
In addition to the volunteers and staff, we’d like to thank all of the sponsors who made our evening special. Home Depot of Hilltown provided beautiful poinsettia centerpieces for our guests to take home. Individual dinners were sponsored by many supporters of Indian Creek. We’d like to send a big thank you to Avient Corporation, which sponsored 50 dinners! Thank you to everyone who helped us get the holiday season started here at Indian Creek! We are looking forward to all the coming festivities. Check out more pictures of the event on Facebook!
Indian Creek Foundation serves adults with disabilities throughout the community with Day and Residential programs. For more information about Residential and Community Based Services, call 267-203-1500 ext. 153. For more information on our Day Services Program, call 267-203-1500 ext. 132.