Farris Funeral Service to Host Second Annual Holiday Food Drive

ABINGDON, Va. — Farris Funeral Service & Crematory is again taking action against hunger in the Washington County community by hosting its second annual holiday food drive.

“Ecumenical Faith in Action relies on the generosity of Washington County residents to help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors,” says Kim Farris-Luke, president and owner of Abingdon-based Farris Funeral Service & Crematory. “The holidays can be especially tough for those who are less fortunate or may be suffering in our community. This event provides us with the opportunity to volunteer our time and resources, and lend support to those who need an extra hand this holiday season.”

Residents of Washington County and surrounding areas who want to participate are asked to donate a non-perishable canned food item or jar of peanut butter during the food drive. Donations will be accepted Saturday, Nov. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 20, and may be placed under the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Main Street Chapel, located at 427 East Main St. in Abingdon, Virginia, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

All collected donations will be distributed by Ecumenical Faith in Action, a nonprofit organization located in Abingdon that provides food, medical and financial assistance, and counseling to more than 1,350 individuals each month.

For more information, call (276) 623-2700 or email farrisdirector@gmail.com.

About Farris Funeral Service & Crematory

Founded in 1952, Farris Funeral Service & Crematory is the only Washington County, Virginia, funeral home that has been owned and managed by the same family throughout its history. This continuity provides the organization unparalleled perspective on the services, administrative assistance and emotional support needed during the bereavement process. Farris’ spacious facilities offer a number of conveniences, including a full-service reception center available for gatherings and meals, comfortable meeting areas and ample parking. Administrative offerings include assistance with the filing of essential documents, as well as a number of grief education and counseling programs. For more information, call (276) 623-2700 or visit www.farrisfuneralservice.com.

 

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For more information, contact Kim Farris-Luke,
president/owner of Farris Funeral Service & Crematory,
at 276-623-2700.

Farris Funeral Service April Learning Series Gives Participants Food For Thought

ABINGDON, Va. — Farris Funeral Service & Crematory will host the first installment of its 2018 Learning Series, “Food For Thought,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Forest Hills Chapel, located at 19415 Lee Highway in Abingdon, Virginia.

Mike Farris, manager of Abingdon-based Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, and Claude Worrell, part-time assistant, will demonstrate how to prepare a variety of healthy, economical meals for participants who are single, widowed or live alone.

“Grieving after the loss of a husband, wife or partner is a challenging process,” Farris says. “Many people find themselves completely out of their comfort zone when faced with tackling unfamiliar daily tasks on their own, such as meal planning, shopping, food preparation, cooking, cleaning and other household responsibilities. This event is designed to teach participants how to make smart choices to stretch their food budget and benefit their overall health — while also helping boost confidence in their own abilities — all presented in a fun, uplifting atmosphere.”

Admission to the class is free-of-charge and open to the public. Pre-registration is required as the event space is limited to 15 participants. Participants will also share a meal together at the conclusion of the class.

For more information or to register, call (276) 623-2700 or email farrisdirector@gmail.com.

About Farris Funeral Service & Crematory

Farris Funeral Service & Crematory celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2017, and is the only Washington County, Virginia, funeral home that has been owned and managed by the same family throughout its history. This continuity provides the organization unparalleled perspective on the services, administrative assistance and emotional support needed during the bereavement process. Farris’ spacious facilities offer a number of conveniences, including a full-service reception center available for gatherings and meals, comfortable meeting areas and ample parking. Administrative offerings include assistance with the filing of essential documents, as well as a number of grief education and counseling programs. For more information, call (276) 623-2700 or visit www.farrisfuneralservice.com.

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For more information, contact Kim Farris-Luke,
president/owner of Farris Funeral Service & Crematory,
at 276-623-2700.