Wonderful readers, we as Americans love pork.  It's our right as citizens to eat pig in all of it's different incarnations.  We deserve it. 

Though meat consumption in the U.S. has dropped off slightly in recent years, at 270.7 pounds per person a year, we still eat more meat per person here than in almost any other country on the planet. Only the Luxumbourgers eat more meat than we do, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  We produced 23.2 billion pounds of pork. Now you have a chance to eat some, and do it guilt free!  Calories and fat don't count if you're eating for a good cause.  Right?  Right.

The Center for Human Services and the Children's Therapy Center is looking forward to a big fundraising event and needs your help. They do so many things, and well, that takes money.  They started out in 1955 as the Crippled Children’s Center and was founded as a cooperative service model by a group of innovative community members. The Center began with one teacher and 9 children and has grown to be the Center for Human Services today, serving over 2000 children and adults with disabilities and their families in over 30 counties in Central Missouri. The Center for Human Services is an umbrella title which includes six Corporations and four distinct program areas: Family and Child Development, Employment Services, Community Living, and Service Coordination.  So to keep that running, you need to eat ham.  Let me get a little more specific.  You need to eat the Center's ham.

For the 45th consecutive year, the Sedalia Country Club will be hosting the Ham Breakfast to benefit the Children’s Therapy Center on Thursday, November 24. Tickets are available at Don’s Truck and Towing, Elks Lodge, Ewing Center, Missouri Bank II, Sedalia Country Club, WK Chevrolet and at the door.  The feast begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person and includes drinks and a bountiful buffet. For more information, call 826-4400 ext. 368.

Hammily yours,