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“We hardly have anything left. I never dreamt that there would be so much support from the community as there was for this event.”

Those were the sentiments of Gerald Rendine, a member of the Greater Mt. Pleasant Landlord Association, which hosted a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday for the victims of a Mt. Pleasant Township apartment building fire.

“We had businesses and people from the community donate almost everything that we needed to fund the dinner, and the support for the dinner itself was just great,” he said.

In November, an early morning fire destroyed a three-unit apartment complex owned by association member Charlie Nitterright. Residents included Ted Baldwin and Bobbi Jo Newill, Verda Snyder and Lori Baker.

“There were a lot of my family members and friends that came today,” Baldwin said as he greeted people and helped volunteer. “I just think that what they did for us was really nice. It has really helped a lot.”

Everything raised from the dinner will go to the fire victims.

“Everything that we made today, 100 percent of everything will be divided up between the three units,” Nitterright said.

The dinner was served on Sunday by members of the association.

“People came in and donated money, and a few even offered to donate some furniture and other things that they might need,” association member Annette Koehler said. “This event made us feel really good.”

“I am really glad that we did this,” association member Anna Marie Rosky said. “I think this was wonderful. We were happy to do it.”

In addition to the dinner, there was a Chinese raffle and a donation jar set up. The jar was filled by the end of the dinner.

“This donation jar was an afterthought,” Rosky said. “We weren't even planning to do it. I had someone just walk up to me with a $25 donation and we put the jar together.”

“I really want to thank the members of the landlord association, our many sponsors and everyone from the community for everything that they did to bring this all together,” Rendine said.

“I think that this really shows what the people of Mt. Pleasant are all about,” Nitterright said.

Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.

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