SIDNEY — Dine-To-Donate is a fundraising program that has been utilized for many years in Sidney. Recently, Morgan’s Place Cemetery has been the recipient of the proceeds.
Dine-To-Donate works when customers patronize a certain restaurant on a certain day and time. The restaurant then makes a donation to a charity of choice. The customer pays only the usual cost of the meal. Culver’s and Frisch’s have recently hosted Dine-To-Donate events. Plans for the future include The Bridge on June 8 from 4-8 p.m. Firehouse Subs and Amelio’s are to follow on July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Aug. 4 from 4-9 p.m. respectively.
Morgan’s Place Cemetery, to be located at 1254 State Route 589, Sidney, is a vision of Nathan and Mollie Verdier. Morgan is the name of their child that did not survive to birth. In their sorrow, they were called to create a cemetery for those with similar circumstances.
Morgan’s Place will offer assistance in all phases of such heart wrenching loss. Services will include everything from free burials to counseling with the grieving families. The grounds will also be the home of a memory wall where babies may be remembered that were not able to have been so in the past. Morgan’s Place will be a special refuge of peace.
For questions about Dine-To-Donate or Morgan’s Place Cemetery, contact Greg and Priscilla Wilt at 937-497-8118 or Nathan and Mollie Verdier at 937-726-9988.