From all of us at Queen City Family Restaurant, we want to extend a big thank you to all of the following people and businesses that participated in making our 9th annual People First dinner another successful event. Whether you donated your time, or your resources, no part of your efforts went unnoticed or unappreciated. It takes a village to make a change, & I believe we succeeded in brining joy into the lives of those less fortunate. We hope to see all of you next year, as we will continue to do our small part in making a positive affect on our community.
Our deepest gratitude to:
Our People First Committee- all of you have played a huge roll in making the preparation smooth and seamless.
Alvernia University and the Holleran Center – President Tom Flynn thank you for having the most amazing staff! Jay Worall & Jessica Umbenhauer we don’t have the words to thank you enough! You ran the show and did amazing at it! Thank you thank you thank you! Thank you to your students for helping us serve and clean up!
The Homeless Coalition- Jack you knocked it out of the park, we are so grateful you have joined our team. You helped us reach people we would have not otherwise! 2700 tickets that were handed out! AMAZING, THANK YOU!
Marc Goldstein with Blankets of Hope, thank you for all that you do for us and the people we serve, you are a true hero!
To all our volunteer: you are the reason our event is so successful, without people like each and everyone of you with the hearts you have, this would be impossible! You have welcomed and served our guests with love and support. Thank you!
To the best staff in town: our staff at Queen City you are all fabulous! Thank you!
Jo Boylan with Berks Packing thank you for donating an immense amount of ham every year to support our event, you are amazing!
Reading Eagle and WFMZ- thank you for being at the event and capturing those precious moments!
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery- Thank you Hamid Chaudhry and your amazing baker for supplying us with our donuts and cupcakes to serve as desserts to our guests! They were a huge success, we are grateful for you!
Thank you Dick Est, the president at Customers Bank for always supporting our event and helping out with our tent!
Reading Police you guys are awesome! Without you, our parking lot would have been a hectic mess! We are grateful to have a partnership with you. You’re men are amazing!
Rich & Jose, you guys are like family to us at Queen City! We thank you for donating your time the ENTIRE day to help us get the food on the plates to serve our guests! THANK YOU!
Thank you to those that have donated monetarily, you are too generous, we love you and can not thank you enough!
Last but absolutely not least, we need to give thanks to the woman that has watched over us on this special day. Sharon Parker- you were and still are a huge part of our People First event. You are a constant reminded as to why we continue to serve our community and the less fortunate. As we gathered in pray before our day started we remember you and all that you meant to us and our community. We watched your face repeatedly show on the Queen City TV and in our minds gave a little prayer. We miss you dearly, we are lucky to have an angel like you to guide us everyday.
God Bless You All,
Sabrena & Elsayed Elmarzouky