By Sandy Clarke

LCCF president

BALDWIN — The rains came ... the sleet came ... and so too did the wonderfully awesome people living, visiting and touring in Lake County ... come.

They came to the Annual Baked Potato Dinner on April 12 that is held each year at St. Ann’s Senior Center in Baldwin, hosted by the Lake County Community Foundation’s (LCCF) Board of Trustees.

Funds raised at the dinner help LCCF in our efforts to provide hope for those organizations that support education, arts and culture, health and human services and the environment.

Proceeds raised go toward helping organizations that include, among others: support for student initiatives; support to broaden college options and selections of Baldwin High School students; support that allows area libraries to provide six-week summer reading programs for children; respite and enrichment activities for area youth; camper scholarships; support for fishing habitat improvements; and support for the collection of hazardous and toxic waste.

Volunteers loaded potatoes with sour cream, chili, shredded and melted cheese, steamed broccoli, bacon bits, ham and spices. There was cake, pies, cookies, punch, tea, coffee ... and yes, time for neighbors to get together and share stories of their winter activities.

Thanks friends, family and community for your support. Also, thanks to the Lake County Community Foundation County Board of Trustees; Shawn Washington, 2014 Baked Potato Dinner chair; Vedra Gant, Baked Potato Dinner committee; Sally Murrey, Baked Potato Dinner committee; and Mary Anderson, Baked Potato Dinner committee.