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— An annual food drive sponsored by Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson and his department kicked off this week with a goal to fill several green barrels that have been placed at various locations in the county.

One barrel is located at Marvin’s grocery store in Gravette.

Marge Wolf, director of Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, said, “Last year the drive collected5,000 pounds and some money and you have no idea how much that helps people.”

“The aim is to help area families put a good meal on the tables during the upcoming holidays,” Sheriff Ferguson said.

Each time the barrels fill, a team of inmates and deputies will take the items to the food bank where they will be given to area food pantries during the holiday season.

Some items the drive hopes to see collected include holiday-type items such as cranberry sauce, canned gravy, canned fruits and vegetables and boxes of mashed potatoes and dressing.

Marvin’s in Pea Ridge is another location for a barrel as well as barrels at Catfish John’s and Ozark Fence in Rogers and at Sunny and Hair Beauty Salon in Avoca. Other locations are expected to be available.

Genealogical Society Meets Next Monday

The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet Monday, October 26, at 6 p.m. at the Bentonville Public Library.

Steve Chrychel, an interpreter at Hobbs State Parksince 1977, will present a program on Peter Van Winkle and the Van Winkle Mill.

Persons interested in family research or Benton County history are welcome.

Lunch Menus

Week of October 26 - 30

Breakfast Pre-K - 12th

Monday: Biscuit w/sausage & cheese, milk, fruit juice.

Tuesday: Breakfast hot pocket, milk, fruit juice.

Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy, sausage patty, milk, fruit juice.

Thursday: Bagel w/ cream cheese, milk, fruit juice.

Friday: Cereal, toast & jelly, milk, fruit juice.

Lunch Pre-K - 12th Monday: Turkey hot

dog, ketchup, mustard, pretzels, raw veggie strips

w/ranch dressing, royal brownie, milk.

Tuesday: Beef taco w/ salsa, refried beans, apple, chocolate chip cookie, milk.

Wednesday: Chicken spaghetti, broccoli salad, roll, orange slices, milk.

Thursday: Frito chili pie, carrot & celery sticks w/ranch dressing, peaches, sherbet, milk.

Friday: BBQ rib patty, French fries w/ketchup, assorted fresh fruit, marshmallow rice square, milk.

News, Pages 9 on 10/21/2009

Print Headline: Sheriff’s Food Drive Barrel Located At Marvin’s Grocery

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