Food pantry cards ‘a nice way to send a thank you’
One of the volunteers at the Food Pantry for Woodford County did an original watercolor painting for note cards, which will be given to individuals and groups who make donations to support the nonprofit’s mission to feed the hungry. “It’s a nice way to send a thank you and let them see the facility that they’re supporting,” said Food Pantry for Woodford County board President Bill Phelps. He said the all-volunteer food pantry also hopes to sell packs of the note cards as an ongoing fundraiser to pay operating expenses. The cards feature Versailles artist Missy Fox Trumbore’s painting of the Food Pantry for Woodford County’s home on Field of Dreams Road, which also symbolizes a significant milestone on Feb. 2, 2015. “It was broad-based community support that enabled this building to come to fruition,” said Phelps. Trumbore’s original painting, which Phelps described as beautiful, has been framed and will hang on a wall at the Food Pantry for Woodford County. Having seen Trumbore’s artwork before, Phelps knew “she’s a very talented artist.” “She was excited to offer to do that watercolor, and we’re so pleased to have it,” he said. One of Trumbore’s most daunting challenges in doing this art project was choosing an angle that allowed her to paint the food pantry building, its flagpole and quilt square with a beautiful landscape, she said. Asked why she agreed to donate her talents to create artwork for the food pantry’s thank-you cards, Trumbore said, “I’m so impressed with the building first of all. They did so much (as a community to make that happen), but it’s such a good service to Woodford County.” Her love of this place – where she and her husband, Paul, have lived for 35 years – made this project worthwhile, she said.