At the time of writing, Harvest of Hands is still in progress. So, while we don’t have a final total, we do know:
- Many hands were involved in making this a success!
- Everyone had a great time.
- Everything looked fabulous.
- We raised over $14,000 on the day of the event.
- 1,000 Korean Egg Rolls sold out in 23 minutes!
The White Elephant area was very successful through a donation process—people were very generous. We had more sales opportunities this year. After-sales continued throughout the Remembrance Service, Wright County Chamber Chorus Concert, Fare for All, Wednesday Supper, and the Blue Star Mothers Craft Fair.
More specific information and a breakdown of funds raised will be available once it is compiled. More photos are posted on Zion’s Facebook page.
Thank you for your continued support for Harvest of Hands. Your help and support gives us the opportunity to help many people. We look forward to the Harvest of Hands 42nd anniversary on November 7, 2020. Save the date!
Craft groups will take a break in December and start up again on Wednesday, January 8 at 7 pm. New volunteers are always welcome at the craft groups, either to work on the planned projects or to bring your own projects and enjoy the morning or evening with friends. Join us for fun, fellowship, and a sense of accomplishment. We are also looking for new ideas for projects for the group. Look for more opportunities to gather and create projects in 2020. If you have any suggestions, please contact Joy Arens.
Crafters can also work on projects at home. Supplies are available for home projects. Contact Joy Arens for more information. There are some home projects available near the church office.
This year, Harvest of Hands will partner with “The Water Project” to bring clean water to the Mukuku Community in southeast Kenya, Africa. With water so available to us, it is hard to believe that more than 1,300 people in the Mukuku Community depend upon open river scoop holes found along the Thwake River to meet their daily water needs. These open water sources are shared by human beings, livestock and wild animals; thereby exposing the community members to potential health dangers. Not only is the water unclean but it is a relatively long distance from the village so walking is time consuming and carrying the water a burden. Harvest of Hands feels blessed to help provide a well through the support of the Zion congregation and the Buffalo community at the Harvest of Hands annual fall festival event. As this project moves forward, be sure and watch for photos and project updates.