Oct. 4 Harvest Hoedown to benefit food bank

September 26, 2003|by MARLO BARNHART

WILLIAMSPORT - Harley-Davidson and Buell of Williamsport Inc., has agreed to be a drop-off point during October for donated items destined for the food bank at Zion Lutheran Church.

Mary Anna Kline, food bank director, said canned and other nonperishable food items can be taken to the company's location at 10210 Governor Lane Boulevard.

Kline and others are getting ready for the Harvest Hoedown, to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park.

Harvest Hoedown is the food bank's main fund-raising event each year.

"We still need lots of things for the flea market," Kline said. "They can either be brought to the park on Oct. 3 or the morning of Oct. 4."


Admission to the full day of activities is one can of food, Kline said.

"We get food donations all year but this is our major fund drive to raise money we use to buy what isn't given to the food bank," Kline said.

The 10th annual event in the park will include gospel music, food stands, a flea market, games and crafts, scarecrow making and pumpkin painting, among other activities, Kline said.

This year the local Harley-Davidson motorcycle club will have a display and an auction to benefit the food bank.

Located at the 35 W. Potomac St. church, the food bank has been serving the community of Williamsport for 30 years. Kline has been director for 22 years.

The food bank is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon for picking up and dropping off food and household items.

Emergency needs can be met at other times by calling Zion Lutheran at 301-223-7260.

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