MOUNT GILEAD — The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program recently received a check for $4,000 from the Williamsport Grange #1815. The check was from the proceeds of the Celebrity Chef Omelette Breakfast fundraiser held Sept. 23 at Seniors on Center and hosted by the Williamsport Grange to benefit the MCSO K-9 Program.
The breakfast included a bake sale organized by June Hawk and the Chestor Arbor of The Gleaners Insurance. Many local businesses and prominent Morrow County citizens sponsored the breakfast.
Each omelette was served by a variety of local “Celebrity Chefs” including elected officials, judge candidates, business leaders, MCSO deputies, dispatchers, corrections officers and employees. Chefs served 150 omelettes to attendees.
The breakfast is a signature fundraiser for the Williamsport Grange and is the brainchild of Tharp, who has been doing this for the past nine years in Knox County for the County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the past two years for the Morrow County Historical Society. Having met the goal of the society purchasing two new furnaces, the Grange chose to help other Morrow County organizations.
Having spoken with Sheriff Hinton in January and learning the need to retire the current canine officer and purchase a new one, it was quickly decided that the MCSO K9 Program would be this year’s recipient.
Hinton expressed his appreciation to the Grange for hosting the event as well as the community for coming out to support the cause, “I can’t thank the Williamsport Grange and all the volunteers who helped enough for all their hard work as well as the outpouring of support from the community. We are thrilled with the amount raised.”
Tharp also shared her thanks.
“On behalf of the members of Williamsport Grange, I want to thank everyone who volunteered, donated, sponsored, attended or assisted in any way so that we could raise funds for the K-9 unit of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. Special thanks to the Morrow County Sheriff, John Hinton and his “egg-stra” special deputies, corrections officers and dispatchers who volunteered their time to be runners helping out where ever needed and even stayed to help us clean-up. Thanks also to our Celebrity Chefs as we couldn’t do this without you.”
The Williamsport Grange will hold this fundraiser annually with the recipient being various Morrow County organizations. If your organization is interested in being the beneficiary of the 2018 Celebrity Chef Omelette Breakfast, contact the Williamsport Grange by calling Lisa Tharp at 740-398-8510 or Donna Carver at 419-560-8100 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Grange wants to choose next year’s organization within the next few months.