Fairmount Church hosts community breakfast and Thanksgiving food drive

Fairmount Presbyterian Church will host a Community Pancake Breakfast and Thanksgiving Food Drive on Sunday, November 23, after its 11:00 a.m. worship service. Everyone, church members and non-members alike, is welcome to join in worship and afterward share in the breakfast, open to the public. Pancakes, syrup, sausage, fruit cocktail, juice and coffee will be served in the church’s lower level after the worship service, around noon.

There is no charge for the breakfast. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable foods such as canned fruits and vegetables, powdered milk, cereals, Jello and cornbread and macaroni/cheese mixes. The nonperishable items will be added to boxes of traditional Thanksgiving foods with frozen turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, fruits and vegetables, to be delivered on November 24 to needy families of Anton Grdina Elementary School in Cleveland.

"Fairmount has been working with Anton Grdina School for many years," says Fairmount’s Youth Director Kurt Zitzner. "Our church provides ongoing support to the school and neighborhood that includes tutoring for the students as well as clothing and food donations for needy families."

Zitzner says the youth of Fairmount Church will start packaging the food boxes at the pancake breakfast. “We will have 125 empty boxes at the beginning of the breakfast and end up with 125 full boxes ready for delivery the next day.”

Longtime Fairmount Church member Dan Elliott, who organizes the Thanksgiving Food Basket Project, is looking for volunteers to help deliver the food on Monday, November 24. Please call Fairmount Church at 216-321-5800 to help with the deliveries.

Fairmount Presbyterian Church is located at 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Phone 216-321-5800; fax 216-321-1044. www.fairmountchurch.org. Fairmount is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA and opens its doors to all. Services are held on Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. (traditional) and 6 p.m. (contemporary). A Taizé service is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Patricia Wren is a 36-year resident of Coleridge Rd. Owner of Wren & Associates, a public relations firm started in 2001 specializing in nonprofits and health care marketing, and a 25-year member of Fairmount Church, currently serving as a trustee and member of the Communications Committee.

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 8:31 AM, 11.19.2008