Chamber Chat: Community Garden needs volunteers

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I cannot believe how fast January has flown by. We are looking for a few good volunteers to help us here in the chamber office. It’s great work for someone who has retired and looking for something to keep them busy. The hours are flexible and we work around every ones schedule. You get to meet great people and talk about Guthrie!

Chamber President Mary Coffin

Chamber President Mary Coffin

I was talking to Mark Spradlin last week; he is an amazing volunteer himself. He has transformed the community garden into a fine tuned plant producing place, but he is getting a bit weary and could use some help planting the spring crops. Last year nearly 1,000 pounds of produce supplied God’s Food Bank from this garden. This year the garden will only grow tomatoes, squash, zucchini and cucumbers at the request of the food bank. At the west end they will plant watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins. Nine apple trees will produce Sept. through Oct. and will be used for canning and baking. The OSU extension office will be providing canning classes. God’s Food Bank is looking for bed sponsors to cover the costs of planting, supplies, etc. For $50 a year you can have your name on a bed and its tax deductible! Working in a garden is great therapy, give Mark a call at 282- 7727 if you want to help or to donate.

February 1st enjoy an Intimate Night with Ty England with song and narrative in the beautiful Dominion House. Join the Guthrie Education Foundation for a fundraising gala benefiting our teachers & children. There are a few tickets left which includes a gourmet dinner and a select premier auction at the end of the evening. Contact Jan at 740-6572 for more information.

Don’t miss the Groundhog dinner hosted by the First United Methodist Church at the Logan County Fairgrounds February 7th from 11 to 1p.m. then dinner from 5 – 7p.m. Adult tickets are $9.00 Children under 10 are $5.00. Take out is available by calling 282-0926. The money raised will go to worthwhile church projects!

The 24th Annual Taste and Tell sponsored by the NAACP honoring Black Heritage Month will be held February 9th at noon at the Logan County Fairgrounds. They will be recognizing Larry Chandler Sr. and “The Barn”; the cost is an $8 donation. For more information contact Evelyn Nephew at 282-2083.

Fox 25 will be coming to town February 25th for an early morning visit. They will start at 5:30a.m. At the Pollard Theatre highlighting “To Kill a Mockingbird” which begins on the 23rd of February and runs through March 13th. Around 8:30a.m. they will be moving to Hoboken our newest coffee house. So mark your calendars to stop by and have a scone or muffin with some coffee before you start your day.

This week’s chamber coffee will be hosted by the Children’s Hospital Foundation in the chamber boardroom. Bring your appetite and a business card; we start at 9:30a.m.! Have a wonderful week!

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