National Volunteer Week saw Team Pietree engaging with our communities in positive and rewarding ways. April 10th we hosted the Community Kettle Dinner at the Community Center in Bridgton, Maine. April 12th we participated in Bowl For Kids’ Sake in South Paris, Maine.
Every Thursday the Community Center in Bridgton puts on a Community Kettle Dinner from 5pm-6pm. The meal is prepared and served by volunteers and free to everyone.
Ten of Pietree’s staff members created a comforting meal to share with our community. The menu included delicious macaroni and cheese made with Cabot Cheddar, fresh applesauce made from our Rome Apples, tossed salad with house-made maple vinaigrette, fresh baked rolls, soft molasses cookies, and fresh apples. We served a total of 70 meals. The favorite was definitely the molasses cookies-people came back for more! We enjoyed serving so many people.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Each year millions of people across America bowl together to support the children. Lucky Lanes in South Paris hosted dozens of teams who came out to have fun and raise money.
Team Pietree was able to raise 400 dollars. The energy was great in the bowling alley! Laughter and cheering drowned out the sound of striking pins. We loved joining together, bowling shoes and all, to make a difference in our community.
National Volunteer Week was a great opportunity for our different departments to work together supporting our communities. We had a blast learning and working with each other.