Tucker County volunteers serve 600 community meals

Submitted photo A group of 600 Thanksgiving Day meals were distributed by a group of local volunteers from the Tucker County Senior Center last week.

PARSONS — A group of local volunteers helped bring a Tucker County tradition back to the table again by distributing 600 Thanksgiving Day meals from the Tucker County Senior Center last week.

“It took 75 volunteers to prepare nearly 600 meals,” coordinator Roxanne Bright said. “Whether your contribution was cooking, money, working at the center, delivering meals or prayer, we cannot thank you enough.

“You made a difference in our community and hopefully made Thanksgiving a little brighter for all those we served,” Bright said.

Meals were available by delivery and pick-up only due to COVID-19 concerns.

This community meal began in 2005, and was sadly missed last year.

“God bless all of you and thank you for all your help. This town never ceases to amaze me,” Bright said.

“The meal and the service is done through community volunteers, with the help of several churches and community organizations in the county.”

Bright said the inspiration for the dinner came as the result of a sermon on Hebrews 13:2: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”


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