Pennsylvania Church Holds Annual Ski Swap to Help Raise Money for Local Food Pantry

The annual ski swap event at Heritage United Methodist Church in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, held in the church’s sanctuary on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. | Courtesy Diana Neiderhiser

A Pennsylvania church recently held their annual ski swap event for people interested in tackling the slopes this winter and to help raise money for a local food pantry.

Ligonier Valley Heritage United Methodist Church of Ligonier and a local ski club held the swap in the church’s sanctuary on Saturday Nov. 16, collecting the skis the day before.

“Drop off your gear with name, asking price and any problems well marked from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, November 15th in the church sanctuary,” noted the church’s event post on Facebook.

“Please have equipment and clothing clean and in good condition. Monetary and non-perishable food donations will be accepted during the Swap for the Ligonier Valley Food Pantry.”

Diana Neiderhiser, who has helped to organize the ski swap for the past 20 years, told The Christian Post that the event this year “was a great success.”

“We had to move the location from the church basement to the sanctuary, due to the major renovations taking place in our church, but it worked out well,” noted Neiderhiser.

“I also sent out a lot of text messages with the information on the event to past participants, plus it was promoted to the local ski club by their organizer. So many people were able to get equipment and clothing for the upcoming season.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski