Local store donates to Hearts & Hands project

Local store donates to Hearts & Hands project

Pawhuska Alco Store #242 made a significant donation to the 2013 Hearts & Hands campaign with three pallets of hardware.

Valued at $13,755, this gift will major impact the success of Pawhuska’s Hearts & Hands program which is now entering its 14th year.

Thirty-nine homeowner applications were submitted for some type of assistance this year. Available resources and a strong volunteer base qualified ten homes for the 2013 outreach project. A Volunteers Dinner was held Monday at the First Christian Church where team captains revealed the selected homes and what work will be done on each one.

“Volunteers are still welcome to report on the official Hearts & Hands workday which is Saturday, April 27th,” said Director Ken Woodhams. “No job is too small.” Volunteers should report at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Methodist Family Life Center (621 Leahy). A light breakfast will be served and work assignments distributed. Each volunteer will also be provided a refillable water bottle. Workers will reconvene at the Family Life Center for lunch.

The 2013 “Quilt of Hope” is currently on display at the Osage County Historical Society Museum Gift Shop Annex (at the stop light). Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and may be purchased at the Museum or by calling Debbie Reed at 918-287-3507.

Tickets will also be available during the April 27 volunteer breakfast with the official quilt drawing held following the noon luncheon.