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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

Potato Drop helps 41 groups

Nov 28, 2010
Amy Peterson (back to camera) and Anna Wilcox high-five one another after they successfully loaded their 50 pound bags of potatoes in a waiting vehicle. -JULIE JOHNSTON/Ledger photo

Local truck driver Wayne Horras hauled 42,000 pounds of potatoes into Mount Pleasant and rural Packwood Saturday to be distributed to food banks, churches and other organizations through a Potato Drop project.

Through the combined efforts of the Prairie View United Methodist Church Men, the Pekin Ministerial Association, the Mobile United Methodist Missionaries and the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Missions Committee, the potatoes were brought to the area for the fifth Potato Drop project in the last six years.

Horras brought the potatoes from East Grand Forks, Minn., which is a 10-hour trip. He dropped 13,000 pounds off at the church in Mount Pleasant before traveling to the Prairie View United Methodist Church.

The potatoes, in 50-pound bags, were loaded into waiting vehicles by Prairie View youth and other volunteers to be taken to 41 different groups. For example, 22 bags, or 1,100 pounds, were taken to The Lord’s Cupboard in Fairfield; 13 bags, or 650 pounds, were taken to the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center.; and many other bags were taken to 39 other locations.

For the complete article, see the Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, printed edition of The Fairfield Ledger.

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