Generous offerings for Root Cellar
From two separate and very caring sources, our church — with a lot of help from two of Cape Elizabeth’s Junior Girl Scout groups — prepared 60 pumpkin pies to be served at the Root Cellar’s Thanksgiving dinner this week.
Members of the congregation prepared and contributed 35 pies and Junior Girl Scout Troop 1410 worked with the church’s Youth Group late Sunday morning to prepare 16 more pies. On Sunday afternoon, Julie Lefebvre’s 1533 Troop added 10 more pies.
The Junior Girl Scout Troop that prepared pies Sunday morning is led by Jen Chatfield and Lisa Larrabee. Jen also is coordinating the work of our church’s Youth Group.
The Root Cellar is an interdenominational Christian mission with a goal of uniting churches in the common cause of satisfying the physical and spiritual needs of inner city youth and their families. There are Root Cellar missions in Portland and Lewiston.
The Root Cellar prepared 174 Thanksgiving dinnersthis year for people in the Munjoy Hill area of Portland.
After they were finished preparing the pies, the Junior Girl Scouts decorated boxes in which the pies will be delivered to the Root Cellar.
The pies were delivered to the Root Cellar in Portland on Monday morning by Margaret Braun and Lili and Pat Acheson.
Thank you to everyone who prepared pies for the Root Cellar and especially to Junior Girl Scout Troops 1410 and 1533 for coming to our church and working hard to contribute 26 pies.
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Pies prepared by Julie Lefebvres Troop 1533.