Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First! Groundbreaking

photo by Kate X Messer, posted Aug. 27, 2014. #1 of 40 photos.

Local nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes broke ground on Wednesday, August 27 on their new initiative, the Community First! Village, a place for local homeless to settle, to grow, and to call home.

Harry McClintock' s 1928 folk classic, "Big Rock Candy Mountains" was not intended as a children's' song. It originally sang of "cigarette trees," "streams of alcohol," and the "hens lay soft­boiled eggs," among other things and painted the idyllic scene of a hobo's heaven on earth. The sentiment is not sanitized, but it leans more toward the sweet, here at Community First!, where it decorates the side of a storage shed.


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