Let TCFR and PATCH do the cooking


TAYLOR COUNTY—Two local charitable organizations have teamed up to provide folks with a tasty meal that will help benefit the residents of Taylor County. 

Taylor County Family Resources (TCFR) and The Planned Approach to Community Health (PATCH) Coalition of Taylor County invites individuals to enjoy dinner on them, while they raise funds that will be utilized by both groups. 

Their Baked Steak Dinner to Go is slated for Friday, June 18, from 4:00-8:00 p.m., at the Taylor County Shrine Club, located on Blueville Drive, in Grafton.

Each dinner will include baked steak with gravy and will be served up with a baked potato, green beans, a roll, side salad and a dessert. 

“We were looking for a fundraiser that we thought would have the biggest payout, and decided that because everyone eats, this would be perfect,” voiced Taylor County Family Resources Executive Director Cathy Coontz-Griffith. “Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a meal prepared by someone else? There’s no after dinner cleanup!”

Dinners will cost just $12 per person, and all proceeds will go to the hosting organizations.

“We are hoping to use our funds to complete work on our recovery group center that houses Brian Kennedy’s Taylor County Struggles support group,” Coontz-Griffith reported.

Seeing a need for assistance in the community TCFR made a purchase with the goal of aiding people in crisis, and through help from community members, that dream is coming to fruition. 

According to Coontz-Griffith, the organization acquired a home in April 2020 and began putting plans in place to have it be a location for people to turn to when in need, their Safe Haven House.

And since April 2020, work has been completed on the project, but with a to-do list still looming, TCFR works to continue to make improvements on Safe Haven House.

Because the dinner is a joint effort, some of the money raise will also go toward a project close to the hearts of those in the PATCH Coalition.

“We will also put some of the funds into our collaborative efforts with PATCH, to purchase menstruation products for ladies in need,” Coontz-Griffith disclosed.

PATCH has been diligently working to ensure that ladies in the county have access to period products when needed through their Project Period Initiative that serves young females in Taylor County Schools, as well as women through the Bread of Life Mission.

Currently, they are on a mission to have dispensers placed in two of the local schools, helping to provide needed items to females during their cycle.

“We appreciate all of the continued support that Taylor County has shown to us and those who benefit from our services,” voiced PATCH President Alicia Lyons. “We are excited about Project Period and bringing menstrual equality to the forefront in Taylor County.”

Dinner tickets are on sale now and can be obtained at the TCFR office, located at 105 Beech Street, Grafton.

“We hope that you will allow us to provide a delicious dinner for you to enjoy,” Coontz-Griffith expressed. “Have a meal on us, while helping two great organizations in the county!”

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