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Food pantry receives donation

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Photo by Emily McIntosh. Harps Food Stores have donated $5,000 to the Oregon County Food Pantries. Left to right are: Terry Wrenfrow, Juanita Jett, Bro. Charles Trantham, Wayne Edgar -- Alton Harps manager, Dan Wrenfrow -- Thayer Harps manager, Mary Vaughn -- chairperson of the food pantry board, Sheila Russell and Glenda Orahood. Not shown are Daisy and Larry Simmons.
A total of $5,000 has been donated to the Oregon County Food Pantry by Harps Food Stores.

Wayne Edgar, Alton store manager, and Dan Wrenfrow, Thayer store manager, presented the check to the Oregon County Food Pantry July 30.

"We (Harps Food Stores) really try to give back to the community," Edgar said.

The $5,000 will be split equally between the Alton and Thayer Food Pantries.

Over 14 years of work, Harps Stores were able to raise about $1.5 million for about 340 charities in towns across northern, central and eastern Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri.

Harps Stores are able to raise funds for charities through the annual Harps Charity Golf Classic held in Rogers, Ark. "Two flights of golfers play each day in a four-person scramble format. Participants are associates of vendor companies and other companies that have established a relationship with Harps and Price Cutter Food Stores," according to a Harps Food Stores press release.

"We appreciate the great support Harps has received from our customers, vendors and associates," Harps CEO Roger Collins said. "It is a privilege to be able to give back to the communities that we serve. Helping to strengthen our communities is a cornerstone of the Harps mission."

Harps Food Stores is an employee-owned and operated company. Harps operates 63 Price Cutter and Harps grocery stores in northern, central and eastern Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri. The company was founded in Springdale in 1930.



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