Harvest of Love set for Oct. 14

Preparations for the Harvest of Love for the Children are finishing up this week, with many people lending their assistance. Volunteers have been gathering shoeboxes and piles of Beanie Babies, dolls, cars, balls, jax, bags of insects, tooth brushes, school supplies, candy, and other items that will fill 200 gift boxes for children around the world.

The Harvest of Love for the Children is a come-and-go event with entry between 5 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Power House H2O (off Hermosa Street, near Town Park).

Participating children will eat pizza, play international games, and fill gift boxes for other children far away. The prizes they win during the games will fill the boxes with toys, school supplies, toiletries, and candy. Each child who attends will also receive a treat bag for being part of Operation Christmas Child. A parent must accompany children.

Besides Pagosa churches and individuals that graciously made cash donations to Pagosa Harvest for this event, many local businesses also contributed. We’d like to thank them all: Alco, Dominoes Pizza, McDonalds, Salvation Army, The Power House H2O, City Market, Hutch and Sons, Hydro-Cut, Inc., Wyndham Pagosa, Ponderosa Lumber, Mountain Home Sound and Security, Pagosa Photography, the High School video department, Dr. John Matthews of Colorado Springs, and Dr. Gerlinde Ehni.