South Dakota potatoes gifted to the
Harvest of Talents
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[October 10, 2014]
LINCOLN - After a two years absence,
South Dakota red potatoes are scheduled to be available at the
October 25th Harvest of Talents for World Hunger. A gift of the
Maynard potato farm, the fifty pound bags of freshly dug potatoes
have been delivered to Lincoln beginning in 1988 until 2012 (and
again in 2013) when drought conditions devastated the South Dakota
potato crop. This year’s harvest appears to be more promising and
600 fifty pound bags are scheduled for delivery to the Lincoln
hunger event, along with a limited number of twenty pound bags.
Karen Gerdts, wife of former Lincoln Christian Church Pastor, Tom
Gerdts, is a member of the Maynard family and was instrumental in
initiating the longstanding gift from the Maynard family to the
Harvest of Talents ministry.
The Maynard potatoes will be offered for sale 50-pound and 20-pound
bags. Order forms are available at Lincoln Christian Church, 204
North McLean Street, Lincoln, IL 62656. Checks may be made payable
to Harvest of Talents and marked for potatoes.
Potatoes may be purchased for family use or may be designated for a
charity such as the Logan County Food Pantry. Potatoes designated
for donation will be delivered free of charge.
Potatoes may be picked up from Lincoln Christian Church during
office business hours.
Since the potatoes have yet to be harvested an exact delivery date
is not available for release.
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Anyone having questions may call the office of Lincoln
Christian Church @217-732-7618.
The 3lst Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger, a unique
ministry of the Lincoln church, opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 25, with the sale of homemade, fresh from the oven,
cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls, and concludes with a 2 p.m.
Auction. Sandwiched in between these times are the sale of
hundreds of handmade items, areas for children, silent auctions,
outside food booths and a vegetable soup luncheon. All proceeds
from the Harvest are channeled through International Disaster
Emergency Service to meet hunger needs worldwide.
[Patricia Snyder, Harvest of Talents,
Lincoln Christian Church]