Making a delicious donation
REED CITY — One business’ generosity is making a large impact for local residents who get to sink their teeth into the famous fried dough that has become a staple of
Every so often, H&D Chuckwagon owners Dawn Anderson and Hal Clementshaw share their massive donuts with members of the community as part of giving back.
Seniors and staff at the Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Rehab and Nursing Center are some of the
recipients of the donated sweets, thanks to the husband of a resident asking the business if they could spare any.
Large chunks of sticky fritters and frosted donuts were handed out to everyone on July 17 to enjoy, and enjoy they did.
“We appreciate it. They’re supporting their local community and our elders,” said Heather Juengel, activities coordinator for the rehab and nursing center.
She said the business is well known in the area and with residents originally from Reed City. Though some are still able to visit the restaurant, many have limited or no ways to travel outside of the center, so the donation is cherished and never taken for granted.
“A lot of our elders here know about the Chuckwagon. They’ve been there and they might not be able to go there anymore, so it’s very nice,” Juengel added.
The rehab and nursing center is not the only place where the confections are enjoyed. The business also donates to the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.
Anderson said she enjoys giving the donuts to those who find joy from them.
“It’s a good feeling to make somebody happy,” Anderson said. “There’s no sense in wasting them.”