ST. GEORGE — The St. George Exchange Club annual yard sale generated enough funds this year to make a financial donation to Pastor Jimi Kestin of Foursquare Solomon’s Porch Sunday Feast which feeds over 10,000 homeless and elderly during the year at their Friday evening Food Pantry and Sunday noon feast. A $1,000 check was presented to Kestin at the club’s breakfast meeting at George’s Restaurant on Thursday. Making the presentation to Kestin were Neal Smith, yard sale chairman and Anthony McMullin, Exchange Club president.
About the St. George Exchange Club
The St. George Exchange Club has actively served Southern Utah for over 40 years with members who are local business owners, community leaders and volunteer citizens. Complementing the club is the St. George Exchange Club Foundation. Each year, club members are elected to preside over the Foundation Board, which is currently led by Jinks Dabney. The St. George Exchange Club Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 and manages all funds donated or raised by the club. Funds raised are returned to the community through various programs the St. George Exchange Club sponsors.
In addition to the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival, the St. George Exchange Club also sponsors and hosts the St. George Mayor’s Walk, Iron Kids Fun Run, Student of the Month Recognition, Freedom Shrine installations and dedications, the Give Me Liberty program which serves area 5th graders, and Give a Kid a Flag to Wave at the annual Veterans Day Parade in Washington City. The St. George Exchange Club, in cooperation with Dixie State University, also awards each area high school’s top graduating senior with First Year Tuition Grants. In 2015 the club contributed over $100,000 to help the City of St. George build the All Abilities Park, which was dedicated in spring 2016. The St. George Exchange Club meets Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m. at George’s Corner Restaurant in Ancestor Square.