2014-01-09 / Letters

Ronald McDonald House And PFB’s Food Check Out Day

To The Editor:

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Food Check Out Day is an activity whereby we, as farmers and consumers, celebrate the productivity of our farms by the collection of much-needed items for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.

Sue Fleming and Donna Lynch will be co-coordinators of The Ronald McDonald House food and household items collection this year. Sue will have the northern part of the county and can be reached at 717-987-3718; Donna will have the southern end of the county. She can be reached at 717- 294-3414. They will be assisted by Bert Adams, who will be doing the McConnellsburg area, and she can be reached at 717-485-5790. We thank these ladies for taking on this very important task.

The collection sites this year are: Wilkins (Southern States) in Warfordsburg; Dott Village Store in Dott; Fulton County Christian School in Needmore; McConnellsburg Motor and Implement in Mc- Connellsburg; Thomas All Things Automotive in McConnellsburg; and Hustontown Country Market, Hustontown.

We thank every one of these businesses for being a collection point for this very worthy effort.

Items needed are in general: nothing perishable, single-serving items, i.e., cereal, chips crackers, microwave soups and pasta, cookies, pudding and toaster pastries.

On a larger scale: pasta meals, potatoes(scalloped and instant), tuna, ketchup, salad dressing, paper towels, dishwashing liquid, 13 gallon trash bags, paper plates, bowls and napkins

Gift cards: Walmart, K-mart, Giant, Applebee’s, Bob Evans, McDonald’s, Sheetz and Turkey Hill.

And, of course, cash contributions are great too, in the form of a check made payable to The Ronald McDonald House, Hershey, and given to anyone of the ladies listed above, or sent to our treasurer: Dee Dee Johnston, 800 Back Run, Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Collection opportunities will be available immediately and conclude on February 13.

Please help us celebrate the blessings of bounty of our farms and the opportunity to help those whose lives are being impacted by some difficult circumstances. We thank you.

Marlin Lynch, Pres,

Fulton County

Farm Bureau

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