Turkey and Potato Sausage fundraiser to help fund SAC’s new kitchen

Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting SAC’s Enrichment Center efforts to complete its new kitchen.

The Senior Activity Center will host a Turkey and Potato Sausage summer fundraising feast Thursday, July 17, with 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seating times. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at SAC’s, 140 Buchanan St. N., Suite 164, Cambridge, or by calling 763-689-6555.

Senior Activities Coordinator Barbara Bergwall said tickets for the 4:30 p.m. seating sell fast and people are encouraged to purchase those tickets early.

Bergwall said she’s been amazed by the amount of community support shown for the center’s relocation to Cambridge City Center Mall about two months ago.

She said proceeds from the fundraising dinner will go toward needed kitchen equipment such as a microwave, shelving, a meat slicer, an ice machine and other items.

“These are some of the goals I didn’t think we could meet, but now I’m thinking we can,” Bergwall said. “Our fundraising efforts for our relocation have gone very well, and I’m so pleased by the support we’ve received from the community, as well as the city of Cambridge.”

Bergwall, who mentioned she’s of German heritage, said she tried several potato sausage makers before deciding on the vendor for the dinner.

“This is absolutely the best potato sausage I’ve ever had,” Bergwall said. She noted the roasted turkey, creamed potatoes and all the other trimmings will be homemade.

Bergwall said she’s thankful for some of the recent donations from Cambridge Dental, Carlson Lillemoen Funeral Home, Howard McCarty Unit 290 and Dr. Brad Videen with Cambridge Orthodontics that have helped furnish items for the new kitchen.

Bergwall also mentioned the hard work of Bob and Mary Sarault. She said Mary has helped with coordination into the new center, and Bob has also helped with the move and installing shelving.

SAC’s Friendship Cafe is open to anyone in the community from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday with a limited menu. Current offerings include casseroles, soups and sandwiches, pasta salads and dessert.

Bergwall noted a full menu will be offered in September, and a mid-September grand opening celebration is being planned for SAC’s Friendship Cafe.

“We have hired some cooks and are working on training everyone in,” Bergwall said. “All of our items are homemade and our slogan is, ‘where homemade is the best.’”

The Breakfast Club continues to meet every Friday from 7:30-9 a.m. where all are welcome to affordable pancakes, eggs, beverages and more.

Bergwall said new programming for the SAC’s Enrichment Center is still being discussed and encourages anyone with ideas to give her a call at 763-689-6555.

“It’s truly an act of God that we are moved and in our new building,” Bergwall said. “We are all so excited to be in here and welcome everyone to stop in and see us.”