Cutline: Donation made to Community Cafe

Community Cafe donationCommunity Cafe Director Vickie Plourde (third from left) accepts a $1,000 donation from Rick Gioia of RPG Consulting (center) to help fund the free Wednesday night dinners that draw 45 to 75 people each week. Gioia started hosting free dinners at Veterans Park in Berlin in 2009 and was invited to hold the dinners at the Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Berlin. While he no longer lives in Berlin, Gioia said he still keeps in touch with the cafe and loves that it had continued and grown. Joining Plourde in accepting the donation are members of her volunteer staff (from left) Joe Briere, Barbara Couture, John Tarbox, Becky Hibbard, and Pastor Robert Haynes. (BARBARA TETREAULT PHOTO)