Opinion: Community supports Church and Community Program in Canton
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:57 am

Community supports C&CP in Canton

Our local community has provided wonderful support to Church and Community Program in the past few days. On the weekend of June 8 and 9, Coakley’s Home & Hardware invited us to a Hot Dog Weekend where we could meet shoppers to tell them more about our community food pantry. Anyone who made a donation to CCP received a plump hot dog and cold drink.

Coakley’s is always busy, especially on a beautiful weekend, so we got to talk with many old and new friends. It was wonderful of the Coakley family and staff to make this opportunity available to us. We greatly appreciate their support.

On June 9, The Any Music Singers (TAMS) organized a huge “recycle sale” in association with its concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Unique items including antiques, prints by Lucretia Romey, a 100+ collection of men’s ties, fishing gear, and a porcupine-designed bike helmet were on offer to eager browsers. A lot of fine items went home with new owners, and the concert was a hit (what else could it be?) with the audience.

Both events brought in revenue to help us to feed over 200 families with good food every month. We thank everyone who in passing by, purchasing a hot dog, or taking home a lovely piece of art helped to make our community so strong.

Patricia Alden, president, CCP Board of Representatives

Connie Jenkins, director, CCP