20th Annual Employee Potluck Nets $2,400 Donation to Hospice

Employees and retirees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota State Patrol and Driver & Vehicle Services in Detroit Lakes held their 20th annual employee holiday potluck and fundraiser for Hospice of the Red River Valley on Dec. 10, 2014.

Every December, these agencies transform their lunchroom into a workshop of handcrafted and home-cooked items. Proceeds from the potluck have raised a total of $24,515 for Hospice of the Red River Valley since the event’s inception in 1995.

Dana Casey, Trudy Kordosky and Keven Meacham organize the annual event. Current and former employees donate a variety of items for the potluck and drawing, many of them handmade, including salsa and other goodies. Each year, the most highly coveted items are handmade quilts and crocheted blankets.