Nobody goes without a Thanksgiving meal
The goal of Rockdale’s annual Community Outreach Thanksgiving Luncheon is that no one goes through the holiday period without a Thanksgiving meal and that’s pretty much what happened Saturday morning.
More than 50 volunteers gathered in the New Salem HD Clubhouse at Fair park to prepare, organize and deliver more than 1,200 meals.
The annual effort was begun at New Hope Baptist Church, which hosted the meal for many years. It grew to include many congregations and was moved to the New Salem Clubhouse last year.
“This effort makes it more evident that we all have a lot to be thankful for,” Rev. James King, outreach meal spokesman, said.
The 2012 meal got a huge boost from Rockdale’s Emmaus Project, which prepares and delivers meals every other Saturday.
MORE MEALS— First Christian Church will hold its annual free Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church fellowship hall, corner of Bell and Scarbrough.
Anyone wanting to volunteer to help prepare and deliver the free meal may call the church office at 446-5090 between 9:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. See page 1A.