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Next two months full of community events for a good cause!

File photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Maxine Hyatt, right, shown with 4-H volunteer Aiva Teskey, has won first place in a NACOG recipe contest. August 2011

File photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Maxine Hyatt, right, shown with 4-H volunteer Aiva Teskey, has won first place in a NACOG recipe contest. August 2011

One of the things I most enjoy about our Corridor communities is the ability of their residents to pitch and find ways to meet the needs that occur, especially in a poor economy or when other community members are in need.

The Mayer Elementary PTO is one of those organizations that is very creative in meeting the needs of the school's students. For several years, their butter braid fundraiser has been very popular. I haven't had the opportunity to sample one of these pastries (read that, I don't need it!), but I hear from Denise Summitt that people call her early each fall to find out when they'll be available for gifts and parties. Great taste for a great cause, so don't forget to reserve yours for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Call Denise at 928-632-1279.

I do believe that two of the best kept secrets in the Corridor communities are the Mayer Meals on Wheels/Mayer Elders group and the Cordes Lakes Community Association. These groups are not just for seniors, and they put on events and fundraisers that are fun and beneficial for the entire community.

One of the best Thanksgiving dinners I have ever eaten, bar none, was a couple years ago at the Mayer Elders Center. I came in and Lonesome Valley 4-H Club volunteers served me a huge plate of perfect turkey and all the fixings. It was incredible, and then I spent a bucketload of money at the after dinner auction! Best of all, proceeds benefited Meals on Wheels, which serves homebound and seniors from Dewey-Humboldt to Cordes Lakes.

The Cordes Lakes Community Center is the place for many adult and childrens' events, including a Thanksgiving Dinner and in December, Cookies with Santa and more. Through the year, you'll find plays, craft sales, dinners, Easter egg hunts, parades and a plethora of other fun events.

Don't miss several great raffles for good causes that are listed in our News Briefs columns. And be sure to check for all the fun and creative holiday events that your neighbors have in store for you!

You'll enhance your own holidays and help others at the same time!

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