MMOW Honors with 2011 L.I.N.K. Award
Oct 13, 2011 02:46PM ● Published by Mike
Roxann Taylor, 2010 LINK Award Honoree, presents the 2011 award to Chris Wells (left) and Curtis Wells (right). Photo credit: Skipping Stone Studio
Metroport Meals On Wheels presented the second annual L.I.N.K. Award to Chris Wells and Curtis Wells at Fashion with Impact, its Fall Fashion Show and Shopping Bazaar held at the Marriott Solana on Friday, September 30, 2011. Established in 2010, the L.I.N.K. Award recognizes community advocates whose commitment to the community, both professionally and philanthropically, represents Leadership, Inspiration, Nurture, and Kindness. The Wells brothers have earned the respect and admiration of every nonprofit organization in Northeast Tarrant County for their unyielding support.
“Chris and Curtis Wells are well known for their gourmet restaurant, but what a lot of people don’t know is the Wells brothers have big and generous hearts. Without fanfare, they have given to our community for causes benefiting others. North Texas is a better place because of their tradition of kindness.” commented local columnist Joy Donovan.
Family and food are often used in the same sentence by both Chris Wells and Curtis Wells, proprietors of The Classic Café at Roanoke. Early childhood memories center around family gatherings that involved fine food whether cooked in their kitchen at home or over a campfire at a family outing. Both of the brothers attribute their love of fine food to the influence of their parents, Sid and Beth.
Chris and Curtis always dreamed of working together. After disparate early careers, they opened The Classic Café at Roanoke in 1993. Quickly they developed both a loyal following and legendary reviews. Memories of the importance of family prevailed as customers were treated as family. As customers celebrated their family milestones at The Classic Café, they became extended members of the Wells family. Remembering their childhood fun of delivering Meals on Wheels with their Mother, they embraced MMOW and held The Classic Café’s first of eighteen annual Wine Benefit Dinners in 1994.
About Metroport Meals On Wheels – For over 30 years, Metroport Meals On Wheels has delivered meals to frail, elderly, or disabled individuals in nineteen cities and provided luncheons for active seniors at eight area senior centers. MMOW is a nonprofit grassroots volunteer advocate for area senior citizens that operates independently of federal funding and is able to help those in our community who need assistance with meals without regard to age, ability to pay, or federal eligibility restrictions. Support from the community is critically important and helps make these services available to all in need.
For information about home-delivered meals, senior center luncheons, or to volunteer, please contact the MMOW Office at 817-491-1141.