For the fifth year the Exchange Club of Falcon sponsored the Falcon Craft Fair to benefit those who really need help in our own local community – patrons of High Plains Helping Hands and God’s Pantry in Ellicott.  There were over 80 crafters this year who packed in a large crowd over two shopping days at the Patriot Learning Center in October.  At the December 4th Exchange Club meeting, craft fair proceeds of $6000 were split between the two worthy organizations that feed needy families throughout the eastern plains area.  Pictured is Leonore Misner, Chairperson of the craft fair, who proudly presented Rose Mizer, Director of High Plains Helping Hands, the monetary donation of $3000. 

Helping Hands has a tall order now before Christmas to fill hundreds of food baskets for the holiday.  In addition to non-perishables they accept $10 supermarket gift cards for meat, as they have limited freezer space for turkeys and hams.  Toys and stocking stuffers for the kids – babies to age 17 – are needed.  Donations for HPHH are accepted at State Bank, Farmers State Bank and Wall-Mart in Falcon.  Helping Hands is located on the Mountain Springs Church Campus on Woodman near Black Forest Rd.

God’s Pantry of Ellicott will, also, receive a $3000 check to assist needy families this season.  Remember those who are less fortunate this Christmas - “give out of your scarcity rather than your surplus. . . in the ordinary events of every day”, quoted from Benedictine values.

Written by Leonore Misner

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