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Trading Post thanks donors and contributors

Gobble for Groceries
Editor:

It sure has been a busy “giving” season for the Trading Post already, and we would like to take a moment to send out a huge thank-you to all the business, families and individuals who have supported us, at this year’s Harvest Festival, Gobble for Groceries Fun Run/Walk Thanksgiving Day and Springville-Griffith Institute Griffins Day of Giving.

A big thank-you to all of our Harvest Festival Major Sponsors:

S&S Taxidermy
Concord Crest
Metro Kirsh
Julie’s Pizza
In Tomes
Joan Taylor
Tim Frank, Esq.
Root 39 Salon
Marty and Pam Mescall
Tops Markets
Wal-Mart
Krolick’s Chicken
Jill Fedor – CCB Bank

Gobble for Groceries Sponsors:
Springville Youth Incorporated
Springcreek Athletic
Advantage Signs
Tim Hortons
Tops Markets
Wal-Mart
Beans to Brew
“TEAM GOBBLE” (Rick Manzone, Barb and Dennis Fleissner, Christine Greene Family)
Boy Scout Troop No. 643 and Scoutmaster Jim Broomfield (food sorting)

S-GI Griffins Day of Giving:
Principal Vince Vanderlip S-GI seniors and staff

Much thanks is also extended to the many businesses and community members, who gave in the form of groceries, cash donations, gift certificates, gift items, homemade pies, musical talent and volunteer hours.

More than 250 runners and walkers turned out for the Gobble Run Thanksgiving morning! Boy Scout Troop No. 643 helped sort more than 800 pounds of donated groceries from the event.

Linette Crelly awarded Debby Smith, as first-place prize winner, with her “Brown Sugar and Spice Apple Pie.” Second place was Brenda Denk, with “Old Fashioned Pecan Pie” and Erin Hammell took third place, with her “Peanut Butter Pie.” More than $300 was raised on the pie auction.

Reverse bingo was also the hit at the Harvest Festival. Participants start out standing and then must sit down, if their number is called. The winner is the “last man standing,” and was able to pick a prize of their choice from the prize table.

Food tastings and samples were also very popular and in abundance.

These events helped with much-needed support, noting the Harvest Festival raised $5,700 and the Gobble for Groceries Run brought in $1,600 in cash donations.

These come just in time for the Christmas giving season, and will help a great deal, toward making the Trading Post end-of-the-year budget.

This community outpouring has truly warmed our hearts and encouraged our efforts!

Please remember the Trading Post, during Christmas time, our busiest season of the year. Food and Christmas toy drives are now in progress.

Holiday helpers and year-round helping hands are always welcome to lend a hand. Call 592-4455, to schedule your volunteer experience.

Christine Greene
Trading Post Operations Board President
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