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Sunflower event raises more than $4,000
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Zita Zimmerman of Great Bend, left, and Connie Oetken admire the hand-made quilt that Zimmerman won at a recent Sunflower Diversified Services fundraiser. Oetken is Sunflowers director of development - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Sunflower Diversified Services raised more than $4,000 for local and area people with developmental disabilities and delays during a recent annual fundraiser. The Chris Cakes pancake dinner and quilt raffle raised $4,071.25 for the non-profit agency’s clients.
Zita Zimmerman of Great Bend won the hand-made quilt, which was donated by Annetta Milhon of Grand Island, Neb.
“We are so grateful for the turnout at this popular annual event,” said Connie Oetken, Sunflower director of development. “We served 530 people at the dinner and appreciate everyone’s support, including the volunteers, Kayettes and Prince of Peace Parish.
“This was a fun family event that will, once again, benefit our neighbors with disabilities,” Oetken added. “All proceeds go directly to help individuals in Sunflower’s service area. The money stays right here.”
Oetken also noted that Scott Donovan and DJ Cain entertained the crowd at the dinner.
Sunflower serves people in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.