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Chamber Chat: Food banks need your support with holiday season

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Greetings! I can’t believe the holidays are already approaching. It is a great time of year to think about helping the food banks and shelters with food and warm clothes. Just to give you some figures, the Regional Food Bank distributed over two million pounds of food and product to Logan County residents in 2013 that equals a retail value of almost four million dollars. Fourteen point four percent of Logan County population does not have the means to obtain food other than relying on the Regional Food Bank. 

Chamber President Mary Coffin

Chamber President Mary Coffin

Six schools, Central, Cotteral, Coyle, Crescent, Fogarty and GUS supplied food through the Backpack program and served one hundred and eighty nine students throughout the program. DHS Pantry boxes served thirty four Logan County residents. A one dollar donation to the Regional Food Bank provides five meals to hungry families. Partner agencies of the Regional Food Bank in Logan County are New Horizons LCARC, Logan Community Services, Crescent Assembly of God, God’s Food Bank and Hands of Jesus.

United Way of Logan County is in their fundraising mode. You are invited to a cook out at 308 S. Division, former one-hour master photo. The event is Thursday, November 6 from 11am to 1pm, donations are appreciated!

Friday, November 7 at 7 pm the service-learning volunteer center at OSU is having a Glo Run 5K to benefit Habitat for Humanitiy. For information call 405-744-5145. The second Saturday of every month there is a Caregiver Support Group that meets the second Saturday of every month at the Guthrie Public Library, 201 N. Division, between 11:30am and 12:45.

Saturday, the 8 is the annual Guthrie Art Walk from 4pm to 8pm in the downtown area. Featured artists are Karin Naylor, Jim Keffer, Michael Louthan, Teresa Martinez, Jerry Piper, Barbara Bake, Tyler Kelting and Tessa Raven, Jay Post, Rhonda Nixon and The Art Center Artists. Check out the website at http://www.guthrieartwalk.com ! I hope you can find the time to have a walk about town this Saturday evening!

This Wednesday’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Mack’s 512 Academy at 512 E. Seward Road. We begin at 9:30 and everyone is welcome to attend! Have a wonderful week!

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