Nixons donate $1,868 from Prayer Breakfast collection to Samaritan Center

A collection at the end of the Jan. 5 Governor’s Prayer Breakfast means Jefferson City’s Samaritan Center can buy 1,843 pounds of hamburger, said Marylyn DeFeo, the Samaritan Center’s volunteer director.

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“And that means 1,843 families will have a spaghetti dinner, with hamburger, pasta and sauce that we give them in their basket,” she told reporters Monday.

Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife, Georganne, gave DeFeo $1,868 collected from many of nearly 800 people as they left the prayer breakfast almost two weeks ago.

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