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Hartselle sets goal to beat last year's caring day collection

By Deangelo McDaniel
dmcdaniel@decaturdaily.com 340-2469

HARTSELLE — When you leave home Wednesday, the organizers of Hartselle's annual caring day need your help.

They want you to take at least one non-perishable food item and place it next to your recycling bin or at one of the nine drop-off points in the city.

If everyone does this, Hartselle will meet its goal of collecting more than 3,600 canned food items to help needy families.

"We always try to beat the previous year's (collections), and so far we have managed to do that, thanks to the people of Hartselle," event organizer Susan Seibert said.

Last year, the city collected 3,603 canned items, 124 turkeys and 42 hams. All of the food stays in Hartselle and goes to The Caring Place on U.S. 31.

Seibert said Allied Waste will be collecting items left with recycling bins. The drop-off points include City Hall, Hartselle Utilities, the city's two fire stations, Joe Wheeler, the city library, Hometown Groceries, Sparkman Civic Center and the Chamber of Commerce.

"We hope people take a little time to care so no one goes hungry on Thanksgiving," Seibert said.

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