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Food pantry expands
Community Food Pantry in Tool breaks ground on its own building
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

TOOL–Members of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church and the wider community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on a new home for the food pantry on the westside of the lake.

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Wielding shovels for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Food Pantry in Tool are (from left) Pastor Chuck Weber, church chairman of trustees Lynn Shackleford, food buyer Ruth Pimm volunteer Pat Sims, food pantry treasurer Gloria Murphy and food pantry president Sue Ann Kosydar. “This was one woman’s dream to feed the hungry of Cedar Creek Lake and we’re fulfilling her dream today,” Kosydar said. Missing from photo is pantry secretary Sandie Shepherd.

Donations and a church building fund drive collected the $90,000 needed to start construction at the church, located on Will White Road in Tool, two months ahead of schedule, spokeswoman Ruth Pimm told The Monitor. She also reported that completion of the project is expected by the end of the year.
A group of around 50 gathered at mid-day Wednesday for the dedication and to see the first shovel full of dirt turned over.

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