31st annual Salmonfest dinner supports families of prisoners
Pike Lake Community Church is sponsoring a salmon dinner to raise funds for Agape House of Hope. Families of prisoners incarcerated at the Duluth Federal Prison are offered support at the Agape House of Hope. Dick Palmer, former Budgeteer editor ...
Pike Lake Community Church is sponsoring a salmon dinner to raise funds for Agape House of Hope.
Families of prisoners incarcerated at the Duluth Federal Prison are offered support at the Agape House of Hope. Dick Palmer, former Budgeteer editor and a member of Pike Lake Community Church, said "Agape House of Hope continues to showcase Duluth as a caring progressive community with a heart."
The 31st annual Salmonfest will be held at the Pike Lake Community Church Sunday, Aug. 12. A dinner of Alaska salmon with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall located at 5611 Martin Road, near the Duluth Auto Club.
"Salmonfest is more than a church-sponsored fundraiser, said Palmer. "It is a commitment that has provided an opportunity to share a community-loving spirit with families who are torn apart through no fault of their own."
Through the leadership of retired pastor Graden Grobe and church members Warren Lundeen, Ron Carlenberg and others, the Agape House of Hope was activated in 1986 to provide a shelter for visiting family members of prisoners incarcerated at the Duluth Federal Prison. Located on the North Pike Lake Road, the home was donated to the Church by Hope Lindman to be used for the sole purpose of providing free shelter to families of incarcerated prisoners.
The fresh-caught salmon is imported from Alaska and will include full-course offerings, says Ron Carlenberg, committee member. The Grace Lutheran Church men's group will provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. In case of inclement weather, the dinner will be served in the Pike Lake Presbyterian Community Hall.