Conference Gives to Festival of Sharing


By Fred Koenig

Festival of Sharing would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who brought hygiene items to Annual Conference. "We nearly filled up the crates before lunch on Friday," says Sidney Owens, "We had to empty them in the trailer before some of the festivities even began! I was so surprised at the response we got from everyone, and we are truly grateful that we will have these supplies for service projects at more than one Sharefest." With the help of nine volunteers and many of the conference office staff, the work of counting and sorting the items spanned two entire days. Congratulations to the Heartland district who brought 7,540 washcloths! If you are interested in donating more hygiene items to increase the number of complete kits we can pack, please contact Sidney at 573-474-3332 or

Heartland District: 7,540 Washcloths

Northwest District: 539 Lotion Bottles

Youth Delegates: 20 Tubes of Toothpaste 

Southwest District: 1,510 Bars of Soap

Southeast District: 5,405 Razors

Ozark District: 4,014 Toothbrushes

Mark Twain District: 1,163 Shampoo Bottles

Gateway Central: 1,887 Combs/Brushes 

Gateway Regional: 1,756 Hand Towels

Mid-State District: 642 Deodorant Sticks