Salem Fuel Fund Feast
The Fuel Fund Feast Benefit Dinner, sponsored by the Salem Rotary Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Salem is Thursday, November 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Church, located at 13 West Broadway. Take out meals will be available. Local farms and restaurants are providing most of the food: beef from Padgett Brothers’ Farm, lamb from Three-Corner Field Farm, pork from Yushak’s Supermarket, turkeys from Hannaford in Greenwich, potatoes from Sheldon Farms, vegetables from Echo Creek Farm and dishes from Fred’s Sub Shop, Jacko’s Soda Fountain, the Salem Tavern and more. Dessert is apple crisp provided by Beth Anthony of Boneyard BBQ in Greenwich, N.Y. There will also be a vegetarian lasagna and several other vegetable dishes.
The Salem/Shushan Fuel Fund was started as a way for the community to provide for those in need of help with their heating bills. Local businesses, churches and residents have been generous in their support of the fund. It has served many families since its inception in 2008. This year is likely to be a challenging one for heating budgets. Home Energy Assistance Program funding is not enough, and many families in need do not qualify for it. Come to Salem, enjoy our Fuel Fund Feast, and help spread the warmth! All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to the Fuel Fund, which provided local families with over $26,000 in assistance last year. Help is provided confidentially and is administered by Reverend Debbie Earthrowl, pastor at the Salem United Methodist Church.
Salem Rotary Club will also pick the winning raffle ticket for 100 free gallons of fuel oil, provided by Braymer Fuels in Salem, N.Y. Proceeds from the raffle go to the Salem Rotary Student
Foreign Exchange Program. Tickets are on sale at many local businesses and from Salem Rotarians.