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Archive for Sunday, February 13, 2011

25 years ago: LINK celebrates first birthday

February 13, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 13, 1986:

  • The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, or LINK, was celebrating its first birthday this week. Six meals had been served on LINK's first day in 1985. More than 80 people on average now attended the meals, which were served three times a week in the basement of St. John the Evangelist church. Volunteers from 20 local churches and organizations were now involved in the donation, preparation, and serving of the "no-questions-asked" free meals, which now numbered 9,898 total served.
  • When asked about a resolution proposing voluntary placement of posters warning pregnant women of the dangers of drinking, local tavern owners had mixed reactions. Ace Johnson, owner of the Sanctuary, said he would "absolutely not" place the posters, adding, "If a pregnant woman wants to drink, she's going to drink." Ken Wallace, owner of the Jayhawk Cafe, said that it was an important message and that he would probably put up a poster.

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