Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) and Drummond Community Bank recently donated the proceeds of their respective holiday bake sales to Haven Hospice.

CFEC, which raised $3,735 for Haven this year, has been holding a cake auction at their annual “family fish fry” for 12 years. “Haven Hospice is a family-oriented and value-driven organization that benefits the people of the tri-county area,” said CFEC Communications Specialist Alison DeLoach. “CFEC decided to give to Haven because of the help and service it provides to many of our members. We are happy to give to an organization like Haven Hospice that shows care and compassion to the many families they serve.”

Drummond Community Bank also donated their annual bake sale proceeds to Haven this year, totaling $1,580. This was the bank’s 15th annual bake sale for Haven; they are always held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Drummond Community Bank Vice President Ben Lott said the Chiefland community has a lot of people that cook and bake really well, and that they love doing it for Haven.

“Our customers spend their time and resources to bake for this each year. It’s fun to get people involved and it’s often like a reunion,” said Lott. “Many of our long-time customers bake their famous recipes and customers and employees buy the baked goods.” Lott said Drummond Community Bank is proud to donate to Haven, an essential resource in the tri-county community.

Front Row: CFEC employees Kathy Baker, Connie Ward, Kayla Cooper and Karen Mowrey. Back Row: Haven Volunteer Coordinator Vondla Sullivan and CFEC employees Alison DeLoach, George Buckner, Tim Reidy and Madison Redd.

Haven Vice President of Development Sharon Jones and Drummond Community Bank employees Tonya Sullivan, Katie Bullock and Ben Lott.