On Sunday, August 16, from 12pm -2:30pm, bring your family and friends to this year's sixth annual East Concord Pork Festival at Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park in East Concord. Enjoy a homemade meal of roast pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, jambalaya, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, brownies and ice cream. Lots of family fun including touch-a-truck, a bounce house and live music by Balladeer Jim Barnes, plus a variety of raffles. This event is free to the public, but donations are welcomed. All proceeds go towards the Church’s Take-A-Tote ministry to feed Concord’s hungry schoolchildren.
The Take- A-Tote program was developed as an outreach goal of the Bishop's Committee in 2009 to provide weekend "totes," packed with food that is nutritious, easy-to-prepare and nonperishable. Children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches during the school week often have little food support at home on the weekend. By delivering bags each week filled with cereal, pasta, soup cups, ramen noodles, as well as fresh fruit, breakfast bars and packages of crackers and cheese, Grace Episcopal Church has ensured that at least 50 families at Mill Brook School have supplemental food to nourish their children on the weekend. Last year, the Concord School Board recognized Grace Episcopal Church as “Champion for Children” because of this program. This year, due to the generosity of the community, we have been able to double the number of bags each week. Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/taketote.
For more information, contact Grace Episcopal Church at (603) 224-2252, or visit www.graceeastconcord.org.