New DHF contest benefits local charities

August 24, 2013

The Dallas Harvest Festival Steering Committee recently announced its special interactive contest, “Charity Starts Here: 1,000 Reasons to Give.” The contest is up and running in the Back Mountain. The only thing missing is your vote

Five area charities will compete, in former Kiss the Pig style, for the public vote – a mere $1 per vote, accompanied by a circled choice ballot. The best part about it is that ALL monies collected will be donated to the respective charities but the charity with the MOST votes by Sunday, Sept. 15 will win an additional $1,000 donation, contributed by Corporate Sponsor Frontier Communications and the Dallas Harvest Festival.

Five deserving Back Mountain-based charities are up for the challenge and will be more than happy to win your votes and your dollars. They are Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, Back Mountain Rails to Trails, Michael J. Cleary Scholarship Fund, Dallas High School Mini-Thon and the Back Mountain Memorial Library.

Bright orange ballot jars and ballots have been placed at a half dozen Back Mountain offices and businesses: Frontier Communications office, Route 309, Dallas; Ochman’s Coins & Jewelry (next to Wayne’s World), on Route 415, Dallas; N-Mart, Route 309, Trucksville; Dallas Citgo (former Fuel-On), Route 309, Dallas; Dallas Borough office, 25 Main St.; and Dallas Township office, 2919 SR 309 Highway (just above Thomas’ Family Market, Country Club Shopping Center).

“Charity Starts Here: 1,000 Reasons to Give” will continue through Saturday, Sept. 14 but, there will be ample opportunity to vote during the 11th annual Dallas Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the festival booth located across from the Dallas Borough office. Though all participants will be winners, the charity with the most votes will be announced at 4 p.m. as the recipient of the $1,000 top prize.