Pregnancy center plans annual chili supper and auction

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The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is planning its 14th annual chili supper and auction for Nov. 10.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion with dinner. Bids for the silent auction items must be in by 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 per person or $8 per couple. The cost is $16 for a family of four, with additional children at $1 per child.

Tickets are available at the pregnancy center, in the Country Mall at 356 Rannet St., which is staffed from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are also available at First Baptist Church, 1050 W. Ninth St., 824-5926, Mission of Grace Church, 361 Sunflower Drive, Hayden, 276-3111, and at the door.

The organization is also seeking volunteers to help work in the kitchen, clean up after the event or provide cookies.

To sign up to help, or for more information, call the center at 824-5204.

SHARE seeks donations for Thanksgiving

SHARE Craig is donating meals this holiday season to deserving families.

Jack Anderson, SHARE Craig's registration coordinator, wants to have 50 meals donated by local individuals and business to give to families for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

SHARE (Self Help And Resource Exchange) is a national food coop that offers food packages at reduced prices for anyone who wishes to participate.

The program distributes food once a month and most of the food is offered in packages priced from $15 to $25.

The food basket-giving program asks for a donation of $25 to feed a family of four. Each package, which can also be purchased for yourself, is the "special Thanksgiving dinner package," which includes: a 12-pound whole turkey, 24-ounce pumpkin pie, 1 loaf of French bread, 10 ounces of frozen corn, 15 ounces of cranberry sauce, 24 ounces of stuffing mix, gravy mix packet, 3 to 5 pounds of potatoes, two yellow onions and additional fruits and vegetables.

Donations for the Thanksgiving meals will be accepted through Sunday. Donations for the Christmas meal will be accepted until the next deadline at the beginning of December.

Anderson said that he also was accepting names of families who may need the free meal.

The Thanksgiving order is usually the largest of the year for SHARE Craig.

"We usually have to find a larger facility to distribute the meals because of how much food we had," Anderson said. "This year, we anticipate there will be even more if we reach our goal of donated meals."

To find out more about donating a meal or about SHARE Craig, call Anderson at 629-3122.

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