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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Pumpkin Patch to benefit non-profits

  • First Christian Church in Shawnee is hosting its 17th annual Pumpkin Patch to benefit different non-profits in the area.
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  • First Christian Church in Shawnee is hosting its 17th annual Pumpkin Patch to benefit different non-profits in the area.
     
    The non-profits that will be benefitted include Shawnee Family Promise, Shawnee Rescue Mission, Jim Thorpe Academy, Project Gabriel, and Hope House of Shawnee.
     
    "We really appreciate being a part of their selection process," Peggy Johnson, executive director of Shawnee Family Promise, said.
     
    Johnson said the money raised will benefit the various programs Family Promise runs, including a daycare center.
     
    Sharon Trammell, director of Hope House, said the money they are presented will go to assisting with basic needs of the children Hope House serves.
     
    "We have kids within all of our programs who don't fall into a specific funding area," Trammell said.
     
    Needs may include clothing, school supplies, or other things, she said.
     
    "We're just trying to be positive role models, as well as help them," Trammell said.
     
    "I can't express enough how much we appreciate the community, and First Christian Church," Trammell added. "We are so, so grateful they thought of us."

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