Ornament decorating workshop benefits the Food Bank of NEA

Ornament decorating workshop benefits the Food Bank of NEA

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Crowley's Ridge State Park held a Christmas workshop Saturday to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.

It was the park's first "Gourdous" Christmas Ornament Workshop to collect canned goods for families in need during the holiday season.

Children brought a canned food item to exchange for the opportunity to decorate a gourd as an ornament for their Christmas tree.

Eamon Buchman attended the workshop and said he was proud he could help people who need it most.

"It makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing and being a good person," Buchman said.

Park interpreter Elizabeth Whaley said she is pleased with the outcome of the event.

She said the kids had a great time making ornaments and they collected a good amount of food for families in NEA.

Whaley is hopeful the workshop will attract more people each year.

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