F. U. N. Group goes the extra mile at free meal event

Teri Crutchfield, and Howard Cunningham take a minute to pose for a pic while serving burgers, hot dogs and beans for the crowds at the March 26, F. U. N. Group free community dinner. Diane Sieker photo
Teri Crutchfield, and Howard Cunningham take a minute to pose for a pic while serving burgers, hot dogs and beans for the crowds at the March 26, F. U. N. Group free community dinner. Diane Sieker photo

Talented volunteers once again went the extra mile to ensure a good meal and fun event for many local Anza residents.

The Community Hall parking lot was transformed into a huge outdoor party Saturday, March 26, as Anza’s own F. U. N. Group (Friends Uniting Neighbors) hosted a free community barbecue for anyone that wished to attend.

Even with the Anza Community Hall being closed for renovations, the hard-working volunteers were not fazed for a minute by the outdoor setting. Staging a giant picnic in the parking lot, the group served up burgers, hot dogs, pork chops, beans, coleslaw, salad, potato salad and a huge variety of deserts. These delicious morsels were heaped upon plates and seconds were happily provided to anyone who wanted more.

“We had a wonderful time. So many friends and great food, I am glad they do this so I didn’t have to cook,” said Aguanga resident Jean Lindsay. “I always make sure to put a few dollars in the donation bucket; these people work very hard and I want to be sure to help any way I can.”

More than 150 meals were provided and the atmosphere was festive and the weather perfect. Extra packaged food and donated clothing was also available for anyone in need.

The volunteers worked through the morning hours to ensure a perfect experience.

The F. U. N. Group holds free warm meals the last Saturday of every month. For more information, contact Donald Seddon at (760) 390-5537.

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