Donations, volunteers needed for T-giving dinner

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Ministers Union and the Community Food Pantry are once again seeking volunteers and donations for the annual Thanksgiving dinner that makes sure less fortunate families and seniors have a warm meal on the holiday

This is the 23rd year the dinner has been held, and this year it will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, located at 2207 Williams St. in Covington.

Donations of food, including green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, desserts, rolls, powdered drinks such as Kool-Aid and tea, are being accepted. Gallon cans of vegetables are preferred. Donations can be dropped off at the school beginning at noon Wednesday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Community Food Pantry, located at 7125 Turner Lake Circle S.W.

Volunteers to help prepare the food are also needed. Preparation, including peeling potatoes, making potato salad, washing and preparing turkeys and gravy, will begin at noon Wednesday at Ficquett. Volunteers can drop by or call the food pantry ahead of time to let organizers know they are coming.

For more information about the event, call Rosalee Thompson with the food pantry at 770-784-0037.


John 2 years, 9 months ago

Is T-giving like X-mas? In both cases, it only takes 4 more key strokes to type it out properly.


Billy 2 years, 9 months ago

Meanwhile, leaving spell check behind and returning to the posted issue...


John 2 years, 9 months ago

Sorry Billy, you missed the point, my comments was not about spelling, it was more to do about abbreviating days that we give Thanks for our blessing and harvest and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by reducing to a "text message". I don't know about you, but I firmly believe the words "In God We Trust" should remain on our currency & the Pledge of Allegiance should be in our public schools. As a whole the US has slowly but continuously drifted away from our core values and a few drum beaters made this happen. This newspaper, by using an abbreviated version of the word Thanksgiving, is sending a message it is OK to further water down what the real meaning of Thanksgiving Day. By the way, we do donate food items to the Food Pantry and other items to the Salvation Army throughout the year and don't even take a tax deduction for it.


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