Tom and Jean Gregg of Lake Ann had decided to have a meal at the Stone Oven Restaurant in Lake Ann only to find it full.
The couple were invited to sit at a table with a single gentleman, which whom they had a very nice conversation and as a bonus met someone new.
"We were still eating when the waitress came over to tell us that a gentleman had paid both of our checks and was long gone," Tom Gregg said. "It was a real blessing and very much appreciated."
Christmas came early for the Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
After a summer visit to Central State Bank in Beulah and Benzonia, Santa Claus and his helpers delivered 452 pounds of food and $507 in cash to the BACN Food Pantry.
Anyone who missed Santa's visit but would like to help the pantry, can call 882-9544, visit www.benziebacn.org or send a donation check to BACN, P.O. Box 93, Benzonia, MI 49615.
John Gallagher III won the handmade quilt grand prize created by the St. Mary Parish Quilters at the St. Mary Parish Festival recently.
Other winners were Jeff and Carrie Mugerian, Bill and Lisa Schaub, Dan and Sue Boss, Chris and Andrea Schaub, Fred Peplinski, Don and MaryAnn Korson, Jim Peplinski, Avery Bunek, Ann Korson, Emmert, Phyllis Korson, Dale and Josephine Lingaur, Keith Nelson, Robert Maleski, Jerry Kelenske, Pat O'Brien, Pat Lamb, Kari Belanger, Conrad Hebel, Alice McNeil, Len Morio, Steve Schlueter, Deb Gullery, Iva Chimoski, Megan Albu, Mary Kolarik, Margaret Bunek, Gary Schaub, Fred Peplinski, Bill and Sue Wright, Jean Sedlacek, D. Almeter, Joe and Pat Flynn, Florence Saxton, Ruth Kalchik, Elizabeth Grant, Caroline Lautner, Linda Wiersema, Bok Molter, and B. Deering.