The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
The Community Fund envelopes will be mailed November 6th.
The recipients of funds will be: senior center, Boy Scouts, public library, historical society, food pantry and ambulance service.
Each of these organizations except the library is staffed by volunteers and all are dependent upon support from the community.
The senior center is open Monday through Friday for a nutritious meal and fellowship. Volunteers also take meals to shut-ins. To have a meal at the center you must call before noon the day before.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays cards are enjoyed by those wishing to play and there is always a puzzle in progress.
The Boy Scout Master is Chad Hocker. Boys from 1st through 5th grades can be Cub Scouts. From 6th grade up they become Boy Scouts. Some of their activities include trash pickup, scouting for food and summer camp.
The food pantry is located at the Christian Church. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Wednesday each week. It is available to residents of La Harpe School District. It is in need of canned fruit and vegetables, juices and soups, cereal and monetary donations.
The historical society meets at the museum on Main Street on Monday and Saturday. They work hard on keeping the history of La Harpe and surrounding area. They are a great source of genealogical information.
The ambulance service is a vital part of the community. The crew are all volunteer EMT's and are on call around the clock. They may be called out several times in a week.
The public library is the only recipient with paid employees. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Thursday and Saturday.
The library provides many services. Books range from the children's section to young adult, adult fiction, non-fiction, inspirational, biography, etc. There are computers and a fax. Except for the computers and fax this is free to anyone in the La Harpe school district.