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Easter crafts at Stomping Grounds on Friday benefit Meals on Wheels

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Hanna Rainwater and Travis Babb are presented a proclamation for Meals on Wheels by Mayor Rick Danner at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
 
 

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Hanna Rainwater and Travis Babb are presented a proclamation for Meals on Wheels by Mayor Rick Danner at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

 

 



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Jackson Suber, left, and Brady Brown will be making Easter crafts today, rain or shine, at the Stomping Grounds, 208 Trade Street, with donations benefiting  Meals on Wheels.
 

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Jackson Suber, left, and Brady Brown will be making Easter crafts today, rain or shine, at the Stomping Grounds, 208 Trade Street, with donations benefiting  Meals on Wheels.

 

Jackson Suber, 9, Greer’s most junior non-profit entrepreneur, has announced JB’s Arts and Crafts will be making Easter crafts Friday with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels.

Jackson will have his craft display at the Stomping Grounds at 208 Trade Street, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Jackson and his partner, Brady Brown, will exchange a Greer Community Ministries (GCM) donation card to customers. The Stomping Grounds has been promoting GCM and March for Meals this month.

Jackson and Brady, 9, attend Chandler Creek Elementary. They made Christmas crafts last year with proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army.

Mayor Rick Danner presented a proclamation to Hanna Rainwater and Travis Babb to honor GCM at Tuesday’s City Council meeting recognizing the non-profit’s efforts in feeding seniors and combating hunger in Greer.

The GCM Meals on Wheels program benefits 350 Greer residents on a weekly basis. But Danner noted it falls far short of what is needed.

“I came across two to three instances on the route (delivered Friday) that quite honestly should not exist in the City of Greer,” Danner said. “We work hard to make sure every citizen in this community is treated equally and impartially and to the best of our ability to have quality of life.

“I can tell you for a fact we have housing conditions that are not appropriate. Folks need assistance well beyond a meal a day,” Danner said. “I truly know there are people in our community that exist on the meals that are delivered. We have a long ways to go.”

Read more on Jackson.

• 4th graders help Salvation Army

• Santa and Jackson

 

 

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