Friday, March 27, 2015

Gala to Support BackPack Program

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…” Matthew 25:35

For the fourth year, the Red &Yellow, Black & White Gala will be held to raise funds for the backpack ministry that is helping 420 students this year, in Kindergarten through fourth grade, in Greenville, Versailles, Ansonia, Tri-Village, Mississinawa, Union City Head Start, and Bradford schools, in Darke County.

The mission of the BackPack Program, whose hub for distribution in Darke County is the Grace Resurrection Community Center (GRCC,) is to meet the needs of hungry children by providing them with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on the weekends and school vacations when other resources aren’t available.

For $3 per student, per week, ($99 per school year,) BackPack Program volunteers assemble sacks of food that are distributed to schools on Fridays throughout the school year. Designated school volunteers then deliver the sacks of food to classrooms where confidentially, the teacher slips the sacks into their students’ backpacks.

More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, which provides children with the fuel they need to get through the week. What happens to these children when they go home on the weekend?

For this reason, we ask for your help, and your presence at the ministry’s largest countywide fundraiser, the Red &Yellow Black & White Gala, which will be held Friday May 8, 2015 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville. Dinner will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by both a live and silent auction and dancing until midnight. Please consider joining us, in helping fill a backpack of funds to help the children in our community.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Bread of Life Bookstore, Moody Auto Sales, Paula’s Diner, Readmore's Hallmark, or by contacting Kelly Fliehman at 316-4878 or Peggy Follrod at 417-4634, with any questions, donations, auction items, and or corporate table purchases.

And because without the following sponsors, the BackPack Program could not fulfil its mission, we would like to thank:

A Cut Above
Mark & Tammy Abell
Ann’s Antiques & Gifts
Ansonia Auto Parts-T&S Adkins
Ansonia Hair Kair
Arcanum ACE Hardware
Ault, Henderson & Lewis
Bach to Rock
Dr. R. Scott Barry, DDS
Beanz Buttercream
Beechwood Golf Course
Ben Franklin
Greenville Federal
Greenville Township Fire Dept.
The Bootery
Jan Boyer
Bread of Life
Brenda’s Beanery
Brethren Retirement Community
Tracy Briner-Touch of Heart
Bruns Animal Clinic
Kim Campbell-Touch of Heart
The Candle Cottage
Can’t Stop Running
Cavalier Clothing
Cincinnati Reds
The Coffee Pot
Columbus Crew
Country Lane Treasures
Country Primitives
Countryside Bike Shop
Cox Insurance
Diane Crawford-Touch of Heart
Darke County YMCA
Dave Knapp Ford
Dayton Flyers
Don & Lori Denniston
Designer’s Edition Salon
Double M Diner
Edgetown Veterinary Clinic
Eikenberry’s IGA
Elements Yoga-Emily Jazenski
Family Health
Kevin Flory Landscaping
P. Follrod, C. Holfinger, B. Foreman
Ashley Gilpin-Designer’s Edition
Granny’s Corner Frame Shop
Greenville ACE Hardware
Greenville Bus Barn
Greenville City Parks
Greenville National
Al & Barb Greiner
Hamilton Auto Sales
Hot Rods & Harleys
Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame
J&K Pallets
Janet’s Bakery
John’s IGA
Johnny’s Primitive Country Furniture
Jones Driving School
J.T.’s Bar & Grill
Doug & Pat Kaiser
Keller’s Grain & Feed
Melissa Laux
Dr. Craig LeLand
Pat Lemmer
Eileen Litchfield
Marco’s Pizza
Fred Matix
Magoto Insurance Agency
Melaleuca-Stephanie Lind & Christy Baker
Shelley Miller Photography
Miller’s Nursery
Susan & Logan Moody
Moody’s Auto Sales, LLC
Moody’s Auto Service, Inc.
Newport Aquarium
Nancy O’s
Kathy O’Dell- Longaberger
Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home
Pamela’s Intimates
Paula’s Diner
Phelan’s Insurance
Pohl Trucking
Readmore’s Hallmark
Rocking M Horse Farm & Kennel
Rocketship Sports
Ron Garrett Chevrolet
Sadie Grace
Scene 75
Bruce & Barb Schenck
Tom & Cindy Scott
Second National Bank
Dr. Stephen Stentzel
Pam Sharp-Merle Norman
Susan Spille
Splash & Dash Car Wash
Suzie’s Vintage-Suzie Keihl
Tammy Riffle-Pampered Chef
The Whistle Stop
Total Image Salon
Turtle Creek Gold Course
The Van Der Walt Family
Versailles Dental-Dr. Sommer
Versailles Savings & Loan
Village Green
Warrior Strength Workouts
We Knead You Massage
White Spring Golf Course
Wick-It!-Julia Kremer
The Winery
Worch Lumber

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