Thank You


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Thank You Pierre Rotary Club for your generous donation! Club members contributed half the funds and Paul and Kim Knecht matched dollar for dollar - something they have done for several years. Paul is the club President this year. The funds are used for food for the local pantry during January-February when the shelves are empty. 2/5/18

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A huge thank you to everyone that donated to the Edgewood Cereal Drive benefiting our local food pantry!  We received 88 boxes to help refill our shelves! 1/23/2018

The following volunteers offer their services to PARS on a daily and weekly basis and we can't thank them enough:

Tara Adamski— Member at Large of the PARS Governing Board - Citizens Involvement Council; helps wherever needed.

Bob and Joann Barden— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. “ We want to do what we can to help others”.

Gerry Cass— Cleaning and helping to keep back shelves filled at the Food Pantry; fill in at the office when needed. “I like to do things that help people. I have more time now that I am retired. I like working with the other volunteers.

Beth Christie— Food Pantry: keep front area stocked and restocked with groceries.; help purchase groceries and deliver to the food pantry; sort and mark incoming donations/purchases as needed. “My life has been truly blessed and I am willing to share whatever I can to help those in need and the chocolate incentives are a plus!

Sig Clack— Back Pack Program: assist with assembly and filling. “I have the time and I’m needed.

Kristy Deal— Back Pack Program: assist with assembly and filling. “My mom got me started, it is nice to help the kids out.

Janice Deal— Back Pack Program: assist with assembly and filling; Food Pantry: assist individuals when they come to the Pantry for food; bell ringing. “I like to help where I see a need, especially, if it is for the children, elderly or fundraisers.

Arlene Even— Back Pack: assist with assembly, filling and clean-up. “This is a good program for the children and I enjoy doing it.

Bob Fuller— Secretary of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council also rings bells for Red Kettle Bell Campaign; help wherever needed.

Paul Gough— Back Pack: assist with assembly and filling. “I like to be useful.

Laurie Gronlund— Member at Large of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council also and delivers senior food boxes on a monthly basis. “Volunteering is the right thing to do. It takes all of us doing our part to make this community the most wonderful place to live!

H.B.(Harry) and Helen Harryman— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. “We believe that it’s good to help out in our community and to help provide for others in need. Serving at Pantry is something we can do at our age (80+); we enjoy this.

Nathaniel Hart— Monthly senior food box delivery; Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday meal deliveries; Nathan enjoys the time he gets to spend with his grandfather when they volunteer together. “It just makes you feel good to contribute in a positive way.

Linda Hausvick - Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food.

Lizette Hunt— Member at Large of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council; helps in office or wherever needed.

Sandy Jacobsen - Member at Large of the Governing Board - Citizens Involvement Council; helps wherever needed.

Beverly Jennings— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. Back Pack Program: organize and prepare foods, stuff bags and clean up; fill in at the office when needed. “I like to and it gets me out. I really like to greet people.

Julia Jones— Member at Large of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council; helps wherever needed. “PARS is an important agency for people in our community. The employees can’t possibly do all the work themselves. Volunteers are needed and volunteering is great!

David Kruger— Monthly senior food box delivery; grocery/bread weekly pickup. “Volunteering is the right thing to do, to help other people. The people we have contact with appreciate what we are doing and honestly, the people you help feel good and I get to feel good, so it is a win-win situation.”

Donna Manning— Treasurer of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council; helps in office or wherever needed. “PARS is a very important part of this community and this is my way of giving back.”

Dave Panzer— Member at Large of the PARS Governing Board-Citizens Involvement Council; helps wherever needed.

Karla Pickard— Vice President of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council; previously volunteered with the Back Pack Program, food pantry during Boy Scout and US Postal Service Food Drives, ringing bells, working at several fundraiser events; helped hand out apples and peanut butter at free food giveaways; helps wherever needed. “I volunteer to help my local community.

Cindy Ryan— President of the PARS Governing Board- Citizens Involvement Council; helps wherever needed.

Denise Ryckman—Food Pantry: sort through donated foods and stock the back shelves of the food pantry; food drives and food giveaways. “Volunteering makes me feel like I am helping people who are in need”.

Robin Schumacher— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. “I volunteer to help my community”.

Rachel Smith— Delivers senior food boxes monthly. “I just want to help people.

Norma Unruh - Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food.

Tony and Val Wernsmann— Delivers senior boxes and holiday boxes. “It’s a worthwhile project and it makes our hearts feel good to do something for others in our community.

Jerre Willis— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. “It is a worthy organization that was started by a wonderful person, Ardis Townsend, who cared about citizens in the community not able to sometimes have food/clothing etc. for themselves or family.

Linda Zeller— Food Pantry: assist individuals weekly when they come to the pantry for food. “I volunteer to help others.

Elders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Backpack program:  assist with setting up tables and lining up food for filling of backpacks.

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