21st Annual Employee Potluck Raises More Than $2,300 for Hospice of the Red River Valley

MNDOT potluck 3Employees and retirees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota State Patrol and Driver & Vehicle Services in Detroit Lakes held their 21st annual employee holiday potluck and fundraiser for Hospice of the Red River Valley on Dec. 15, 2015. This year’s event raised $2,330.

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 $26,845 for Hospice of the Red River Valley since the event’s inception in 1995.

Event organizers Dana Casey, Keven Meacham and Trudy Kordosky
Event organizers Dana Casey, Keven Meacham and Trudy Kordosky

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.

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