Alliance Ag holds fundraiser for food pantry

Alliance Ag held a fundraiser for the local Food Pantry on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Hettinger American Legion.

Alli Cow from Alliance Ag was giving Santa a hand during the food drive held Tuesday.
Alli Cow from Alliance Ag was giving Santa a hand during the food drive held Tuesday.

Posted Dec. 26, 2012

 by Andrea Werlinger

Special to the Record

Alliance Ag held a fundraiser for the local Food Pantry on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Hettinger American Legion. The staff at Alliance Ag worked hard

setting up the fundraiser, making phone calls, taking donations, and getting Alli Cow and Santa Claus to stop by and take pictures with the children who dropped off either food items or cash donations. Every child who made a donation got to put their name in a bucket for a door prize, and got a free picture with Alli Cow or Santa Claus to be picked up at the Hettinger Alliance Ag store.

The door prizes, four Furby’s and two Wii’s with 32 inch TV’s, were donated by Alliance Ag. The lucky Furby winners were Kazimer Wolff, Gavin Parnow, Kloe Acton, and Esmaye Killough. The Wii/TV winners were Connie Kallis and Sophia Kennedy.

“The community support has been tremendous. Donations have been pouring in, both cash and food items,” said Scott Smith, Alliance Ag manager.

By Friday morning, they have received cash donations of $520 from the community of Hettinger, $500 from Johnson-Melary American Legion Post #115, and $2,000 from Alliance Ag.

Smith, has filled out the paperwork for Land O’ Lakes Match Program which should be another $2,000. This could take two to four weeks to complete. He is also working with Cenex Harvest States to match more funds.

Friday night at the Legion there were 365 cans and boxes of foods donated by the community and the 64 children who came to see Alli and Santa.

The school is also working with Alliance Ag accepting donations, but as of press time those numbers weren’t in. Smith will connect with them after the holidays to get those totals.

“This memory will last forever… Boy that night was just fun,” said Smith. “For me, I was able to sit and watch the smiles and laughter. How great it is to be a part of this great community.”

 







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