Ivan's Campground donates to St. Ann's meal program

Dave and Kelly Wieda, of Ivan's Campground and Cabins, present St. Ann's Senior Center Director Shelly Sahfer, right, with a check to go toward the senior meal program. 

Dave and Kelly Wieda, of Ivan's Campground and Cabins, present St. Ann's Senior Center Director Shelly Sahfer, right, with a check to go toward the senior meal program. 

Courtesy photo/St. Ann Senior Center

BALDWIN — The Blessing of the Bikes weekend in Baldwin has been largely about helping others out in its 50 years running. This year, a local business took the opportunity to extend the spirit of generosity toward the St. Ann's senior meal program.

Staff at St. Ann's Senior Center were very grateful when Dave and Kelly Wieda from Ivan's Campground and Cabins donated money raised during a raffle on the Saturday of the Blessing of the Bikes.

"They purchased the campground last year, and wanted to find an organization to help out, so they got ahold of me at St. Ann’s and wanted to do a 50/50 raffle on the Saturday of the Blessing of the Bikes," St. Ann Senior Center Director Shelly Shafer said. "They raised $1,000, $500, and came to St. Ann’s and gave $250 each to two different winners."

"We would like to thank them very much for thinking of us," Shafer added.

The meals program has supported seniors in Baldwin and in the Lake County area for nearly 50 years, and was started by St. Ann Catholic Church. Over the years the program has evolved to offer many different services to area seniors.