Job’s Daughters helps needy families |

Job’s Daughters helps needy families

The Union StaffPicture from left to right are Jamie Lofton, Merri Harris, Jennifer Roberts, Kristi Lofton, Diane Gibbons, Bethany Harris and Julie Roberts.
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Grass Valley Job’s Daughters, Bethel 102 are grateful for all the support that Nevada County gives them every year at the popular corn dog booth at the Nevada County Fair. The girls are trying to give back to the community that supports them.

The girls gave to three families at Thanksgiving: turkeys and all the trimmings, including breakfast and candy for the children. The families were found through a contact at Lyman Gilmore School.

The girls found two more families in need at Christmas, donating and wrapping gifts for the children and parents.

The girls are community oriented and frequently raise and donate money to several charities, including the Make-A-Wish foundation and the HIKE Fund, which gives hearing aids and services to hearing-impaired children. They plan to raise money this year for the no-kill shelter in Nevada County and Toys for Tots.

The girls are planning many upcoming trips and events thanks to the generosity of Nevada County Fair-goers – who provide most of the funds for the Bethel each year by buying corndogs at their booth – including an exciting trip to Chicago to attend Supreme Bethel, a convention of Job’s Daughters from all over the U.S.

Girls from 11 to 20 years of age are invited to join Job’s Daughters, and there is a program for girls who are not yet old enough to join called J.D. to Bee’s. If interested in information about attending an activity to check out, or information if you have a girl interested in joining the group, call Diane Gibbons, Bethel Guardian, at 477-5302 or check out the official Job’s Daughter’s Web site at

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