Harvest of the Heart Fundraiser huge success

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By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Last weekend, Harvest of the Heart Gardens raffled off a full cow, donated by Moonshine Farms, to raise money for its new cannery that operates out of the Gilmore House in Madison. Harvest of the Heart Gardens raised between $7000 and $8000. The raffle yielded five winners, with the grand prize winner taking home half of the cow, and the remaining four winners splitting the other half. The cow was a locally-raised and grass-fed animal, which became premium Angus beef. Mayor Fred Perriman selected the five winning tickets. The Grand Prize winner was Charles Haney and the other winners were Patsy Smith, Linda Naples, Cheryl McHugh, and Linda Schulthers. According to Linda Thoman, chair fundraiser for Harvest of the Heart Gardens, over 90 percent of the raffle tickets were sold. The money will be used to fund the salary of the new director of the cannery. “This is a joint cooperation to help revitalize that area,” said Thoman about the new cannery opening in the Gilmore House. “We owe a big thank you to George Cook, the owner of Moonshine Farms, for making this possible.” It was a great team effort. Every organization has a few overachievers that spur us all on, everybody within the organization did what they could and it all came together and we couldn’t have done too much better. It was a great initial fundraiser for HOH Gardens. The wonderful thing is we will be able to use this money toward the salary of our new cannery director.” The new cannery director is Sharon Douglas. “She will be a great addition to the cannery and now we can really get it going with her on board,” said Thoman. Thoman noted that opening a cannery was the next logical method of expansion for the Harvest of the Heart Gardens. “The whole concept started out with folks in Morgan County with extra harvest bringing us food. They have been bringing local produce to Harvest of the Heart and we distribute this fresh locally grown food and it is healthy food,” said Thoman. “It’s such an important thing to give people in need something to eat. It seems like a small thing but it’s a really big thing. One of the ways we do that is to raise funds so we can buy a cannery to prolong our harvest. This way we can our vegetables and can fruits donated to us and we will have something to give people in January and February when there is not much in the ground.” Thoman noted that many of the people receiving Harvest of the Heart food have disabilities, are grandparents raising children, and even military families struggling to get by. “I am excited to be a part of this because I know that we are doing something in the community that is so important and helpful. I have been following other communities and everybody has been talking about opening a cannery but we have actually done it. It is one of those things, where we are walking on new ground. The canning movement is emphasizing on having fresh healthy food, as opposed to food that comes out of a storage facility. We feel like we are offering more than just something to fill someone’s stomach, but quality fresh food produced love.” The cannery is officially open for business. To find out more information, call Jewel Hatchett at 706-557-7602. People can request to rent space out of the cannery. The cannery will hold its first cannery class on Thursday, Nov. 6. at 9 am to 12 pm. Last weekend, Harvest of the Heart Gardens raffled off a full cow, donated by Moonshine Farms, to raise money for its new cannery that operates out of the Gilmore House in Madison. Harvest of the Heart Gardens raised between $7000 and $8000. The raffle yielded five winners, with the grand prize winner taking home half of the cow, and the remaining four winners splitting the other half. The cow was a locally-raised and grass-fed animal, which became premium Angus beef. Mayor Fred Perriman selected the five winning tickets. The Grand Prize winner was Charles Haney and the other winners were Patsy Smith, Linda Naples, Cheryl McHugh, and Linda Schulthers. According to Linda Thoman, chair fundraiser for Harvest of the Heart Gardens, over 90 percent of the raffle tickets were sold. The money will be used to fund the salary of the new director of the cannery. “This is a joint cooperation to help revitalize that area,” said Thoman about the new cannery opening in the Gilmore House. “We owe a big thank you to George Cook, the owner of Moonshine Farms, for making this possible.” It was a great team effort. Every organization has a few overachievers that spur us all on, everybody within the organization did what they could and it all came together and we couldn’t have done too much better. It was a great initial fundraiser for HOH Gardens. The wonderful thing is we will be able to use this money toward the salary of our new cannery director.” The new cannery director is Sharon Douglas. “She will be a great addition to the cannery and now we can really get it going with her on board,” said Thoman. Thoman noted that opening a cannery was the next logical method of expansion for the Harvest of the Heart Gardens. “The whole concept started out with folks in Morgan County with extra harvest bringing us food. They have been bringing local produce to Harvest of the Heart and we distribute this fresh locally grown food and it is healthy food,” said Thoman. “It’s such an important thing to give people in need something to eat. It seems like a small thing but it’s a really big thing. One of the ways we do that is to raise funds so we can buy a cannery to prolong our harvest. This way we can our vegetables and can fruits donated to us and we will have something to give people in January and February when there is not much in the ground.” Thoman noted that many of the people receiving Harvest of the Heart food By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Writer Last weekend, Harvest of the Heart Gardens raffled off a full cow, donated by Moonshine Farms, to raise money for its new cannery that operates out of the Gilmore House in Madison. Harvest of the Heart Gardens raised between $7000 and $8000. The raffle yielded five winners, with the grand prize winner taking home half of the cow, and the remaining four winners splitting the other half. The cow was a locally-raised and grass-fed animal, which became premium Angus beef. Mayor Fred Perriman selected the five winning tickets. The Grand Prize winner was Charles Haney and the other winners were Patsy Smith, Linda Naples, Cheryl McHugh, and Linda Schulthers. According to Linda Thoman, chair fundraiser for Harvest of the Heart Gardens, over 90 percent of the raffle tickets were sold. The money will be used to fund the salary of the new director of the cannery. “This is a joint cooperation to help revitalize that area,” said Thoman about the new cannery opening in the Gilmore House. “We owe a big thank you to George Cook, the owner of Moonshine Farms, for making this possible.” It was a great team effort. Every organization has a few overachievers that spur us all on, everybody within the organization did what they could and it all came together and we couldn’t have done too much better. It was a great initial fundraiser for HOH Gardens. The wonderful thing is we will be able to use this money toward the salary of our new cannery director.” The new cannery director is Sharon Douglas. “She will be a great addition to the cannery and now we can really get it going with her on board,” said Thoman. Thoman noted that opening a cannery was the next logical method of expansion for the Harvest of the Heart Gardens. “The whole concept started out with folks in Morgan County with extra harvest bringing us food. They have been bringing local produce to Harvest of the Heart and we distribute this fresh locally grown food and it is healthy food,” said Thoman. “It’s such an important thing to give people in need something to eat. It seems like a small thing but it’s a really big thing. One of the ways we do that is to raise funds so we can buy a cannery to prolong our harvest. This way we can our vegetables and can fruits donated to us and we will have something to give people in January and February when there is not much in the ground.” Thoman noted that many of the people receiving Harvest of the Heart food have disabilities, are grandparents raising children, and even military families struggling to get by. “I am excited to be a part of this because I know that we are doing something in the community that is so important and helpful. I have been following other communities and everybody has been talking about opening a cannery but we have actually done it. It is one of those things, where we are walking on new ground. The canning movement is emphasizing on having fresh healthy food, as opposed to food that comes out of a storage facility. We feel like we are offering more than just something to fill someone’s stomach, but quality fresh food produced love.” The cannery is officially open for business. To find out more information, call Jewel Hatchett at 706-557-7602. People can request to rent space out of the cannery. The cannery will hold its first cannery class on Thursday, Nov. 6. at 9 am to 12 pm. have disabilities, are grandparents raising children, and even military families struggling to get by. “I am excited to be a part of this because I know that we are doing something in the community that is so important and helpful. I have been following other communities and everybody has been talking about opening a cannery but we have actually done it. It is one of those things, where we are walking on new ground. The canning movement is emphasizing on having fresh healthy food, as opposed to food that comes out of a storage facility. We feel like we are offering more than just something to fill someone’s stomach, but quality fresh food produced love.” The cannery is officially open for business. To find out more information, call Jewel Hatchett at 706-557-7602. People can request to rent space out of the cannery. The cannery will hold its first cannery class on Thursday, Nov. 6. at 9 am to 12 pm.

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