BLACKFOOT — Runners and volunteers came together to raise nearly $2,000 for the Community Dinner Table’s Christmas box project on Saturday.
“This will buy a lot of the staple foods,” said CDT treasurer Ronda Cheatham.
Cheatham said that the Christmas boxes will contain enough food for two meals for a family of four.
In addition to its weekly meals on Tuesday, CDT’s next event will be a Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 22. Cheatham said CDT officials anticipate serving 200 meals. She said, “we’ve had just a wonderful response. People want to be a part of this.”
She indicated volunteers are plentiful for the Thanksgiving meal, but opportunities remain to be a part of the Christmas box project. To be involved, contact Sheila at 684-3970.
Race director Jon Lyksett said 115 people signed up for Saturday’s Tater Trot and over 100 participated in the frigid races.
Approximately 20 volunteers provided post-race goodies.
Kaylynn Gorder of Downtown Bread was one of those. She provided bread, butter and honey to the race finishers.
“It’s nice to see the community get together for a good cause,” Gorder said. “As a business owner why wouldn’t you want to do this?”