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Persnicketys makes donation to food bank
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COURTESY PHOTO Pictured left to right are: Marguerite Davidson, Barton County Food Bank volunteer; Sharon Ruble, owner of Persnicketys Downtown Flea Market; Bob and Evelyn Essmiller, food bank volunteers; and Elaine Felke and Sandy Dayton, food bank volunteers.

Persnickety’s Downtown Flea Market, 1201 Kansas in Great Bend, has seen a need in the community for assistance to low income families and have decided to help meet this need by contributing to the Barton County Food Bank.
On Christmas Eve owner, Sharon Ruble, decided to commit 10 percent of the day’s sales to the Barton County Food Bank. Wanting to continue to help out the Food Bank, Sharon has made a further commitment to continue those efforts well into the new  year.
Bob Essmiller, Food Bank co-chairman indicated that while donations are greatly appreciated at the food bank during the holiday season, the need increases as cold weather sets in and utility bills rise creating a further financial crunch to low income families already struggling to feed their families. With 44 percent of the recipients of the Food Bank being our children here in Barton County it is up to all of us to consider helping with this critical need throughout the year, but particularly during the cold winter months.
Presently Persnickety’s has started a new promotion to hopefully bring in hundreds of additional dollars to the food bank. Ruble has dropped her price of and set aside over 900 DVD’s from her regular stock of thousands of DVD’s for this special promotion. Customers can either bring in a non perishable food item and $1 or pay $2 for each of these DVD’s of which either the food item or $1 from each sale will be set aside for the Barton County Food Bank.