Westfield Presbyterian Church To Hold Yard Sale July 27-28

WESTFIELD — The Mission/Outreach Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield will host a yard sale at the home of Marjory Fritz at 48 Elm St., Westfield, the weekend of July 27-28; the same weekend as the Westfield Arts and Crafts Show. 48 Elm Street is right across the street from Moore Park.

All money raised will be used for on-going mission causes throughout the year. One project the committee supports is paying the tuition for a nursing student in Haiti. The current student, Samara Thelemaque, is a third year student at the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University of Haiti located in Leogane. The school was dedicated in January 2005 and is the only four-year baccalaureate nursing program in Haiti.

Samara is an orphan whose godfather helped her achieve secondary education but was unable financially to provide college tuition. Through the First Presbyterian Church, she has a full scholarship through the Medical Benevolence Foundation. Her favorite classes are in OB-GYN because so many women die during childbirth. She hopes to one day become a midwife but first work in community health promotion and disease prevention.

Buckhorn Children and Family Services in Buckhorn, Ky., is another cause supported by the Mission/Outreach Committee, The facility is dedicated to housing and educating abused and neglected children that no one else will take. The committee also supports many local, national and disaster relief causes.