• Servers dish up chili during the Crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9 at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Nov. 9.

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    Servers dish up chili during the Crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9 at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Nov. 9.

  • Barbara Dixon, right, and Billette Kimbrough display available soups and stews to Teena McGee during the crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9 at the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

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    Barbara Dixon, right, and Billette Kimbrough display available soups and stews to Teena McGee during the crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9 at the U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • A server dishes up chili to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee Marshall McBride during the crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9. More than $500 was raised for the command's holiday party.

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    A server dishes up chili to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee Marshall McBride during the crockpot fundraiser Nov. 9. More than $500 was raised for the command's holiday party.

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees joined together Nov. 9 to raise $510.75 through a chili/soup fundraiser for the command's holiday party set for Dec. 16.

Soups, stews, gumbo, and all types of chili - filling 19 crock pots - were offered by employees to be purchased through donations.

"The people involved in the fundraiser were wonderful, all very loving and giving people," said Sarah Trial, human resources technician. "These are the same people who usually step up to the plate whenever we host a function."

Barbara Dixon, management and program analyst in Business Initiatives, agrees about the employees.

"The participation from the volunteers and the employees who made donations were amazing," Dixon said. "We're one team working to make social events such as the building party fun for both employees and their families."

The fundraiser was scheduled to last for an hour and a half, but according to Trial, it did not exactly make it.

"The soups, chili and stews were devoured in about 30 minutes," she said.

<i>Carrie.E.David@us.army.mil</i>

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