“We utilized the Mabel Community Center for a holiday gathering. The atmosphere was beautiful, the staff was tremendous to work with and they went above and beyond to meet our accommodations. They even had decorated Christmas trees to add to the décor. The large kitchen area was a delight for catering and made clean up a breeze. We have already received requests to have our event held there again and we look forward to doing so! The City of Mabel and residents should take pride in the fantastic event center that is available.”

Heather Larson
Executive Administrative Assistant
Tri-County Electric Cooperative

“The Mabel Community Center was a perfect place to hold our Granville and Delia Miner Bates family reunion.  The event was planned for three days and involved food preparation and serving, audio/visual presentations, and games.  Sixty one people attended.  No matter how large or small an event is, this is the most comfortable and convenient choice in the area.  Its location across from the Steam Engine Grounds provided a place for the young people to play soccer and volleyball.

Because many were from out of state and most from out of town, we decided to forgo our traditional pot luck.  We prepared food in the wonderful commercial kitchen and took advantage of local businesses, when we could, to provide food.  The potato salad and coleslaw for several meals along with several other items came from the Harmony IGA, the broasted chicken came from the Highway 44 Bar and Grill who did a splendid job with excellent large pieces of tasty chicken for a reasonable cost and 13 incredibly good pizzas were provided by the Mabel BP station.

The kitchen itself was a treat.  With seven sinks, ten burners, two huge ovens, two warming ovens, an ice machine, and a “wood chipper” class garbage disposal, each food preparation task took on a new meaning. We’d love to have this kitchen for our family holiday meals!

The overhead projector provided us with a unique opportunity to share history though presentations, video and music.  We accomplish all this with just a notebook computer, a few cables (from the control center), and a click of the on button on the power bar and on the projector remote.  Laser pointing was even available through the same remote.  It was all very impressive.

We all found the highway 44 detours challenging but they also provided us with views we had not seen before.

The staff at the community center provided any help we needed and we thank them for their gracious hospitality.  The residents of the City of Mabel should be very proud of this wonderful facility.

With the family’s roots in Mabel and the surrounding area dating back to the 1855 & 1856, the location was perfect.  Thank you for helping us to have a most wonderful event in Mabel!  We look forward to more of them!”

Dale and Mary Stroud

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