By Grace Moore
Twenty seven young people and several adults from the First Presbyterian LOGOS and the local Mormon Church loaded 50 boxes last Wednesday night for families who may otherwise not have such a bountiful meal this Thanksgiving. The number “is up from 42 last year and 20 plus the year before,” Reverend Monte Reichenberg said.
LOGOS has hosted the program as far back as Reichenberg can remember. This year, because of the sharp increase in the number of boxes to be prepared and distributed, he says, “We started seeking help from the greater community and they have responded generously.”
The boxes were filled with whole turkeys, locally sourced beef, canned yams, corn, green beans and cranberry sauce. Each one is a kindness extended to families in need of a helping hand this holiday.
One hundred twenty volunteers and members of the community enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner before work started. The tables were laden with all the delicacies of the season and no one left hungry.
The foodstuffs for the boxes were donated by the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, churches and individuals who want to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with their neighbors. Reichenberg was happy with the turnout.
“It was fantastic watching the kids and adults working together for the Glory of God and the betterment of our community,” he said.