Canned Fruit Month at Clinton CC

Clinton Christian Church has been supporting the Samaritan Center for over 20 years and has a large group of volunteers that work there every Wednesday. The center is a not for profit organization that helps those less fortunate with food and utility assistance in Clinton.

 The church newsletter shared this photo of "The Queen of Canned Fruit perched on her throne."

The church newsletter shared this photo of "The Queen of Canned Fruit perched on her throne."

Given this long history, and her long-standing desire to help others, Pastor Tim Wessley's wife Tina turned her 50th birthday into a congregational challenge that helped a lot of people!

As her milestone day approached, Tina reached out to the coordinator of Samaritan Center donations to see what was most needed. At the time, the item was canned fruit. All right, then - how much? Requesting that the congregation collect 50 cans of fruit was clearly not much of a challenge. So she set quite an ambitious hope before the church - the donation of 1968 cans to this worthy cause. She made the year of her birth the goal and turned March into Canned Fruit Month!

Members really pitched in, extended the donation deadline, and in the end had collected 1,857 cans. What a creative project and terrific accomplishment!

Thanks to Pastor Tim Wessley for this information and photo.