Emmaus Ministries experienced two very opposite moments this weekend.
The first one was rather surreal, as they suffered a fire in one corner of the soup kitchen building that started at ground level and spread upward to the roof. Luckily no one was injured and the building was secured within hours after it was stopped by firefighters. A great thanks goes out to Erie's city fire companies who did a first class job arriving on the scene immediately and working expertly to control the fire and minimize its damage. Go here for more.
But, as scheduled, the Emmaus staff went ahead with its 3rd Annual Harvest Fest on Sunday afternoon under clear skies and warm early autumn sun. A large crowd continued to stop by all afternoon and the shows of support, emotional and financial, are pouring in.