Kiwanis and Lincoln College make Mother’s Day special
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[May 13, 2014]
LINCOLN - Sunday morning, even
before the doors officially opened at 11 a.m., a crowd began to
gather outside the Meyer Evans Student Center for what they knew was
going to be a very special Mother’s Day buffet.
The event was hosted by the Lincoln Kiwanis with food preparation
done by Lincoln College, Chef Warren Wendlandt and his staff.
The ticket takers this year were C. Wayne Schrader and Stu
Churchill. Ticket sales stopped at 1:30 p.m. Around 1, Churchill
said the crowd had died down, there might be a few more come in, but
for the day, he was calling their total tickets in excess of 370.
After passing the ticket table, guests were directed into the Alumni
room where a magnificent buffet was set up. Foods being offered
included fresh fruits a variety of green and pasta salads, three
meats including meatballs with mushrooms, Chicken Cordon Bleu and
the college’s signature ham sliced and served by Kiwanis volunteers
and deep fried fish. There was also baby red potatoes, green beans
After filling two plates, guests were invited to find a seat in the
dining room. Once seated they had a beverage station where they
could choose from iced tea or a lemony fruit punch and hot coffee
was also available.
Inside the dining hall there was a bread bar with a wide variety of
dinner rolls, soft bread sticks, a dark rye bread sliced fresh at
the bar, and a savory Anise seed bread, also sliced at the bar.
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Next to the bread bar was a fantastic array of
rich desserts, ranging from fruit pie and cobbler to decadent
chocolate concoctions and cheesecakes. At the other end of the
bar pancakes were being cooked to order and served up hot with a
variety of toppings available. In addition to all this, there
was a variety of ‘dip-it-yourself’ ice creams with sundae
By 11:30 the dining hall was nearly full to capacity. Many of
the patrons were families bringing mom to a great meal where she
didn’t have to cook, and no one had to do dishes. Others were
there simply because they know the food will be great, and they
can come in and sit down with old friends, or sit down with
strangers and make new friends.
Throughout the meal service, Kiwanians were busy clearing tables
and helping out with getting people seated, or aiding the
kitchen staff keep all the serving dishes full. At the end of
day, several of volunteers also purchased meal tickets and sat
down to enjoy the excellent meal.
[By NILA SMITH]