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Brat and fry sale helps local pantry Submitted: 08/30/2013

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
afox@wjfw.com


RHINELANDER - People often need help during tough economic times.

Families use resources like food pantries to keep them fed.

But food alone doesn't cover everything they need.

Personal Essentials Pantry in Rhinelander gives toothbrushes, shampoo and other items to families so they can stay clean. The First United Methodist Church cooked brats and homemade fries Friday to help raise money.

That money goes to the pantry.

Al Lewis is one of the cooks at the sale.

"I enjoy doing it," Lewis said. "We get good help through the church and it's for a good cause and it gives a lot of people chance to come and enjoy the french fries, it's a good day."

The fresh french fries usually help the group raise about $500 on a good day.

Lewis hopes more people come out so they can help more families.

"We're getting more and more families all the time," Lewis said. "It's really a good cause for the people that may be down on their luck and need some help."

You can help by dropping by the brat sale outside of Trigs, in Rhinelander Saturday morning. It will be close to the Potatofest tent.




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