Harvest of Talents to battle world hunger
The second annual Harvest of Talents sale and auction to relieve world hunger will take place at Lakeway Community Church, 1855 Sulphur Springs Rd., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 28.
There will be a silent auction and sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a live auction starting at 2 p.m. Tammra Russell, of Kyles Ford Auction Co., will return as the auctioneer.
In addition to original art, handmade quality crafts, the Harvest of Talents sale will include a pair of refinished antique chairs, a handmade quilt, a variety of decorative wall hangings, a table lamp, custom carseat covers, canvas tote bags, and original photography.
Some residents have also donated their services such as guitar, violin or piano lessons, yard work, hair styling, house painting and more.
Live music will be provided at the event, including a performance by Vermillion, the winners of the 2013 Morristown’s Got Talent contest and the Christian bands, Modern Day Psalms and Lift Him Up. Entertainment will also include games and activities for kids and a bounce house.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with breakfast starting at 9 a.m. and lunch starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds from everything sold, including meals at Harvest of Talents, will go directly to help alleviate world hunger.
Back by popular demand will be the 20-25 minute mini seminars including such topics as introduction to storytelling, winning chess techniques, how to play tennis, how to use Facebook and Twitter and more. Each of the seminars receive voluntary donations which are included in the overall total which all go toward buying rice, beans and other essentials to feed the hungry.
All items and services are created and donated by members of the community.
Every dollar spent or donated at the event will be distributed through the International Disaster Emergency Service (www.ides.org) to buy food directly for the hungry with no overhead or administrative fees.
Last year’s Harvest of Talents raised about $7,000, which bought food for people in India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Brazil and Haiti.
For more information on Harvest of Talents, visit www.harvesteasttn.com or call Hayley Abernathy at 865-989-0561.
-From Staff Reports