You’ve heard the phrase, “it takes a village to raise a child”. In a small rural community, it also takes a village coming together to fund events and to promote good will to help others.
A good example of community pride is Candy Cane Lane on Hillcrest Dr. and down Hull & Taylor St. in Maysville. This long time tradition was revitalized by Tanya Zimmerman last year. The excitement of the holiday is brought to life when the houses on these streets are decorated to the hilt in December. Tanya hopes to have every house lit up and the traditional tall candy canes at every driveway. But it does take a village and a lot of helpers to make such an event happen. Contributions would be helpful for more lights and yard decorations. A lovely candy cane Christmas quilt has been donated and will be raffled off to raise money. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Tanya, and you can catch her during the day in the assessor’s office.
The Senior Center (DeKalb County Nutrition Center) is having a fund raiser by selling 50/50 raffle tickets. The winner will receive half of the money raised from ticket sales. See Martha Shireman for tickets, or stop by the Senior Center to buy them while you enjoy a delicious lunch!
Project Linus is an organization that provides hand made blankets for children who are sick or in crisis situations. The chapter for NW Missouri is headed by Barbara Owen. It is also necessary for this group to raise money for blanket making supplies and promotion costs. This chapter is having a quilt raffle this fall, with the winners being drawn Oct. 20. The NWMO “blanketeers” have worked together to make 4 quilts that are being raffled. The winners can choose whether they want the oversized queen “fall friendship” bed quilt, a patriotic couch throw, an adorable baby quilt, or the wall hanging with hardware. Tickets can be purchased at their booth at Country Harvest, from Barbara, or Jessica Flannery at Farm Bureau Insurance office in Maysville.
Be sure to support these and other groups that can only thrive with your help. It takes a village that cares.