Serving the masses

Part of downtown was blocked off to accommodate the large amount of people who came to show the Bartel family.
There were all kinds of vehicles available to check out.
Volunteers helped serve cake at the fundraiser and birthday celebration for Eric Bartel. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Volunteers helped serve cake at the fundraiser and birthday celebration for Eric Bartel. Laura Fowler Paulus / Free Press
Volunteers helped serve cake at the fundraiser and birthday celebration for Eric Bartel. Right: There were all kinds of vehicles available to check out.
“We are overwhelmed by the number of people who showed their love for our family. Thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters! Around 1000 meals were served Saturday evening. We continue to pray for Eric’s recovery, and we’re grateful to be part of this broad community,” said Eric and Danielle Bartel.
Photos: Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press