GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - After Georgia Lujan opened A Taste of Heaven Catering last year in the old Furr's Cafeteria building, 2817 North Ave., she continuously met people who'd come in and share their remembrances of the iconic eatery."I'd hear all kinds of stories about Furr's," Lujan said. Visitors would mention where they sat with their grandmother each week, or how good the chicken fried steak was, she said.People's nostalgia prompted Lujan to consider selling off the cafeteria's trays and other memorabilia as a fundraiser for Hilltop's Latimer House, an agency that serves those affected by domestic violence. Lujan is celebrating the first anniversary of A Taste of Heaven Catering with an open house today, Jan. 25, from 4-7 p.m., followed by live music and dance from 8-11 p.m. Furr's trays will be for sale for $10, as well as coffee mugs, and other items. One-hundred percent of sale proceeds will go to the Latimer House. There will be live keyboard music from 4-7 p.m., and the band Ghost Town will perform dance music from 8-11 p.m.A Taste of Heaven Catering will provide refreshments. The fundraiser proceeds will go toward offsetting the costs of running the shelter and transitional housing program, said Jennifer Allen, fundraising coordinator for the Latimer House.In January, there have been 10-13 adults and five children staying at the shelter, she said. The numbers vary from week to week, she added.Allen will be at the open house from 4-7 p.m., staffing a table with information about the Latimer House.In November, Lujan began renting out the banquet hall - the refurbished dining room - for special events. Lujan, who has 12 years experience, provides catering both on-site and off-site.
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