DONATIONS OPEN FOR THANKS­GIV­ING DRIVE FOR SE­NIORS IN NEED

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The Sher­man Con­gre­ga­tional Church will col­lect non­per­ish­able food for Thanks­giv­ing to do­nate to se­nior fam­i­lies through Hunger­ford Place, the Sher­man Food Pantry, from now un­til Nov. 19.

Orig­i­nally, Hunger­ford Place was a food pantry where the com­mu­nity do­nated food for peo­ple in need. After many years, Hunger­ford changed and now gives out gro­cery gift cards be­cause it no longer has space to house the food.

At Thanks­giv­ing, the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Hunger­ford work to­gether to pro­vide a Thanks­giv­ing bas­ket for each fam­ily and se­nior in town in need.

Donations can be placed in a bas­ket in the narthex of the church.

Needed are gravy, cran­berry sauce, canned veg­eta­bles (in­clud­ing sweet pota­toes), rice, in­stant pota­toes, in­stant dress­ing, pud­dings, fla­vored gelatin, canned fruit, cake mixes and any­thing else non­per­ish­able needed for a Thanks­giv­ing feast.

Small jars or boxes are en­cour­aged, since the meals are for se­niors, not large fam­i­lies. The se­cond of­fer­ing at the church ser­vice Nov. 18 will pro­vide gro­cery gift cards to those in need year round.

Donations may be sent to the church.

H John Voorhees III / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

John Kelle­her, of Great Bar­ring­ton, Mass, works on a cross­word puz­zle at the Brook­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Ju­ried Craft Fair at Whis­conier Mid­dle School on Satur­day. Kelle­her ac­com­pa­nied his wife Francine, a fair ven­dor who sold fab­ric-cov­ered jour­nals and al­bums.

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