Heifer Village hosts Congregation Appreciation Day July 27

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Congregations will get special insight into the hunger-fighting work of Heifer International on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the charity's main campus in downtown Little Rock. With a day full of activities and discovery, Heifer will celebrate the commitment made by people of faith to its mission of ending hunger and poverty.

Perry Jones, with Heifer's Seeds of Change program in the U.S., will speak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. about Heifer's work to help poverty-stricken areas of the Arkansas Delta by fostering sustainable agriculture. Attendees can ask questions about Seeds of Change, a multimillion-dollar program working in both Arkansas and southern Appalachia to create profitable local food systems.

Congregation Appreciation Day will feature tours of Heifer Village learning center, games and activities for people of all ages. The Café@Heifer will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Shop@Heifer will offer artisan-friendly products for sale. Heifer's Take Action Zone will show attendees how easy it is to be a part of the solution to world hunger.

Materials geared towards churches and other faith groups will be available for congregations who wish to explore their options for engaging with Heifer International's mission. For example, attendees can pre-order an all-new Animal Crackers program with lesson plans, poster, map and animal collector cards.

Youth groups, adult groups and families are encouraged to attend. Call 501-907-COWS (2697) for more information.


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