Thanks to the tremendous support from 2013 Fulton County Fair visitors and exhibitors, proceeds from the Grandstand Diner netted $11,500 for area homeless shelters. Accepting checks from treasurer Rich Bame (right), are (left to right) Kristine Clark from the Open Door Housing Center (Delta), Nancy Allan from Noah House (Pettisville), and Gloria Lauber from Friendship House (Archbold). While offering a hand up, not just a hand out, each facility provides for the basic needs of families while helping them become self-sufficient. Assistance in finding jobs, along with financial and spiritual counseling, are part of the services offered by staff and volunteers. The Grandstand Diner, located under the Grandstand at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, offered a variety of breakfast options as well as sandwiches and meals each day during the fair. Operated by North Clinton Mennonite Church, the Grandstand Diner was staffed by over 130 volunteers from the congregation and community who donated their time to help our neighbors in need in northwest Ohio.
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