Salvation Army planning its Harvest Sale
Staff photo by Angela Brown....Jeff Arkell, left, and Graciela Arkell, are encouraging everyone to come to the Salvation Army Citadel in Portage la Prairie for the annual Harvest Sale.
The Salvation Army is planning its harvest sale once again.
The event will be held Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.
"It's usually potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and lots of good stuff ...," said Lieut. Graciela Arkell, with the local Salvation Army. "It's from our local producers."
Graciela said there will be plenty of fresh produce to choose from.
"It's usually potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and lots of good stuff," she said.
She said there will also be a bake sale at the event with items donated by members of the Salvation Army church, a local women's group as well as The Grindstone Bakery in Portage.
"We'll be combining that, as we did last year," said Graciela.
Funds raised from the Harvest Sale benefit the Salvation Army church and its family services.
Lieut. Jeff Arkell said the Harvest Sale event has been going on in Portage la Prairie for more than 80 years.
The Salvation Army itself has been in Portage for more than 100 years.
The Salvation Army will be starting its pick up effort for items to be included in Saturday's sale starting Thursday.
"It's a great time to stock up," said Jeff. "Everything is fresh and this weekend is Thanksgiving, so it's a great opportunity if you are having family over to stock up."
Christmas hampers coming soon
Graciela added the Christmas Hamper project will also be starting soon. To get ready for the Christmas Hamper drive, on Nov. 24 and 25, there will be a registration period for those wishing to receive a hamper. The Jingle Bell Breakfast fundraiser then takes place the first Friday in December (Dec. 2). During the Jingle Bell Breakfast non-perishable food items and new toys are donated for the hamper program.