Couple dedicated to helping church

| October 30, 2014
Noodle making: Dave and Velma Klingler have helped make noodles at Emmanuel Lutheran Church for years. The couple chaired the event for a while, but had to step down when Velma had a stroke in 2006. They still, however, do what they can to help. For more photos, visit www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Noodle making: Dave and Velma Klingler have helped make noodles at Emmanuel Lutheran Church for years. The couple chaired the event for a while, but had to step down when Velma had a stroke in 2006. They still, however, do what they can to help. For more photos, visit www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – A stroke in 2006 may have left Velma Klingler with only one good arm, but that hasn’t stopped her from helping Emmanuel Lutheran Church with its annual noodle making project.

“It’s a good cause,” said Velma. “We are working for God.”

She and her husband Dave chaired the event for nine years.

“We like to help the church and we enjoy the fellowship,” Dave said.

The congregation started making noodles in 1989 when Helen S. Hothem chaired the project. Today, Marge Erman and Linda Storm, Helen’s daughter, organize volunteers and make sure the noodles are ready for the church’s annual bazaar.

“People like homemade noodles,” Dave said.

The couple couldn’t imagine not helping with the project.

“They need help and we are retired so we come and help,” Velma said. “I just try to do what I can.”

Emmanuel Lutheran Church’s bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

“You will have to come to get your homemade noodles because they are something you can’t get anywhere else,” Dave said. “They also are made with love.”

The noodles can be sampled by purchasing homemade noodle soup at the bazaar lunch.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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