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Marysville Rotary, Food Bank team up to sell corn, raffle tickets for community programs

Marysville Community Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator JoAnn Sewell, seen here hefting fresh produce, hopes to get the word out about the Food Bank
Marysville Community Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator JoAnn Sewell, seen here hefting fresh produce, hopes to get the word out about the Food Bank's 'Giving Gardens' campaign to receive donations of homegrown surplus produce.
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MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Rotary and the Marysville Community Food Bank are teaming up at the Marysville Safeway to promote their community projects Aug. 13-14.

The Safeway plaza at 1258 State Ave. will host Food Bank volunteers and Rotarians from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 13 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14, as they answer questions at information tables at both doors of the Safeway store about the Food Bank's "Giving Gardens" campaign to receive donations of homegrown surplus produce, as well as about the Rotary's sales of raffle tickets for a 2010 Camaro donated by Roy Robinson Chevrolet.

Steve Fulton, the car auction committee event coordinator for the Marysville Rotary, explained that all of the raffle ticket sale proceeds, which he expects will be approximately $50,000, will be reinvested in the community in the form of local, regional and international Rotary service projects, the latter including Rotary's polio eradication program.

At the same time, "The Kornman Of Washington," a.k.a. Nathan and Karen Bainbridge, will be donating the use of their corn roasting machine to raise funds for the Marysville Community Food Bank. The Marysville Rotary and Marysville Safeway store will be donating the corn itself, and selling the roasted corn in exchange for donations of any amount to the Food Bank. All proceeds from this sale will go directly to the Food Bank, as will any unsold corn. The corn will be sold from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 13 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14.

Food Bank volunteers will also be passing out fliers with information on the current location and business hours of the Marysville Community Food Bank, as well as its "Giving Gardens" program. For more information, you may call the Food Bank at 360-658-1054.

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