Nonprofit hopes to bring in bounty with harvest festival
For those in need in the Mount Hood communities, Neighborhood Missions is a helping hand for everything from food to financial assistance. From 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, you will have the opportunity to help further the nonprofit group's efforts by attending and supporting the annual harvest festival at the Mt. Hood Lions Club, 24730 E. Woodsey Way, Welches.
"We have people on call on a weekly rotation to aid in delivering food boxes, help with financial assistance for rent, prescriptions, gas and utilities and give out firewood," said Neighborhood Missions volunteer Steve Carlson.
This time last year the group also started a free food market, which is open at the Hoodland Senior Center, 65000 Highway 26, Welches, from 9-10 a.m. the last Monday of every month.
The annual harvest-time fundraiser will have several activities to entertain the community while making money for the organization. Included will be a craft sale, bake sale, silent auction and a spaghetti dinner served at 4 p.m. Around 3:30 p.m., those in attendance will also get a special visit from Santa Claus himself.
The dinner is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and free of charge for children under 3.
The group is still accepting donations of auction items. If interested in donating, call 503-622-9213.
"This event is really about increasing the awareness of Neighborhood Missions," Carlson said. "Last year everyone walked away saying how the festival was really fun. It's the one time a year everyone comes together around Neighborhood Missions."
Tickets are available at the door.
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