Ah, the Pumpkin Something... one of the two main fundraisers here at OERTHER’S.
At this event we raise money to help benefit M.A.C.S (Marshall Area Community Services). One thing M.A.C.S does is help give food and clothing to those with less of a stable income. During the Thanksgiving season M.A.C.S. also buys turkeys for its families. At OERTHER’S, as part of the fundraiser, we sell one foam turkey for $10 and we hang it on the wall with your name or a message you write. All of this money raised helps make someone’s Thanksgiving easier! This year the community worked together to buy 40 turkeys! With just the foam turkey sales we raised $400 which is approximately 40 whole frozen turkeys! Then we held the Pumpkin Something on the 17th of October, and yes, I know, Michigan vs Michigan State game and yes, extremely cold. But, something extremely amazing happened! Even with all those obstacles the event faced, it was a roaring success! The community of Marshall came out to show their support and was able to raise over $2,500 to benefit those less fortunate.
This is why Marshall is great and I am blessed to own a business here.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” –Dr. Seuss