The giving season

Boxes for the second annual Hearts for the Hungry food drive can be picked up throughout Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, and donors are asked to pack boxes with nonperishable Thanksgiving favorites, such as yams, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, corn, sauerkraut, beans, French onions, vegetables of all kinds, fruit, soup and desserts. The campaign, which started last week, will close on Nov. 12. All the food will be taken to Jefferson County Community Ministries, at 238 W. Washington St., Charles Town. Community Ministries is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Thanksgiving donations are available after Nov. 14. After donors fill their boxes they are asked to drop them off at participating businesses and organizations, Jason’s Antiques, at 1343 Washington St., Bolivar, Friendship Fire House, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Bolivar Community Center, Harpers Ferry Town Hall, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Harpers Ferry Middle School. Hearts for the Hungry was originated by Bolivar Mayor Bob Hardy, and has been  supported by Harpers Ferry Mayor Joe Anderson and area churches led by Pastor Luther Osment of the Camp Hill-Wesley Methodist Church. Pictured are, from left, Anderson, Osment and Hardy unloading a truck as part of last year’s collection.

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