Lincoln is quickly preparing for one of its largest annual community events.
The 28th annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger will take place this Saturday, October 22nd beginning at 7am at Lincoln Christian Church. Just as local farmers are bringing in their harvests for the year, the community will harvest their time and talents in order to aid world hunger. Every penny made from this event will be given to International Disaster Emergency Service. Harvest chairman, Carolyn Neal, says the idea started 28 years ago with the vision of ,founder, Pat Snyder.
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On Saturday morning the entire building will be flooding with activity Neal says that there will be all kinds of food to eat outside in their food tents and inside will be warm hand baked goods and hot soup. Another of the most popular events is the auction at 2pm, featuring many one of a kind handmade items. There will also be a large shopping area that will have many great handcrafed items on display for purchase. Neal says that this area provides many people with great gift giving ideas.
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The Harvest of Talents has made over $1 million dollars over the last 27 years for hunger relief. Yet, Neal says the numbers are not what their team pays attention to. They are focused on giving any amount they can to feed hungry people. They have been able to do this through their partnership for nearly 3 decades with IDES, a four star charity that provides hunger relief.
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Lincoln Christian Church is located in Downtown Lincoln just a couple blocks away from the Downtown Square. Doors will open at the church at 7 this Saturday morning with lunch being served beginning at 10. The live auction will take place at 2 as the final event of the day.