Monday, January 23, 2006
No Place for Hate Community Dinner
On Saturday, February 18th, we will host a "Community Dinner" celebrating Harwich as our "Beloved Community" from 6-9pm at the Harwich Community Center on Oak Street. We invite everyone to bring one of their most "beloved" family recipes, to share with others, while we share ideas about ways we may become more fully the beloved community we all desire. On Valentine's Day we would like to take a collection at town coffee shops, Stop & Shops, Shaws, Dunkin Donuts, the Corner Store, Wild Oats, Ay Caramba!
As an action of care for members of our community, we are taking a collection up in Chase & Sanborn Coffee Cans to replenish the Caleb Chase Fund. This fund assists residents of Harwich in need of help with utility bills. Although we have been blessed with periods of moderate temperatures, energy costs continue to burden many families beyond their means.
The Chase Fund which is administered by the Harwich Board of Selectmen, was a gift from West Harwich's own Colonel Caleb Chase, who was the founder of Standard Brands Chase & Sanborn Coffee company. Upon his death in 1908, the Chase Family bequeathed to the town $10,000.00 to be used "for support of the poor". In recent years the Chase Fund had to be limited to helping with utility costs for folks who are in economic hardship. So on the week of Valentine's Day, open your heart for the price of a cup of coffee to your neighbors and Chase to Cold Away!