November 29, 2011 > Letter to the editor: A LOV letter to the community
Letter to the editor: A LOV letter to the community
Thank you for your support of our Thanksgiving Meal Program. After articles appeared in Tri-City Voice, the community opened their hearts and made it happen. It would not have been possible without the generous donations of food, equipment, the use of the Pavilion and monetary support by caring individuals and businesses. It was a beautiful day, thanks to the over 400 volunteers who cooked, carved, served, delivered meals to the homebound, picked up dinner guests, distributed bags of food, worked in the kids area, set tables, decorated, entertained, stayed to clean up and helped on Friday. We are blessed to live in a community that can pull together and give of themselves for those less fortunate.
We provided a record 5,485 meals, including those delivered to the homebound - a 20% increase over last year. A total of 311 turkeys, 780 hams & 442 pies were consumed, along with all the trimmings. We also gave out 300 bags of groceries to the guests who came to the Pavilion.
Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who made this a special holiday for so many. It is our hope you will print this, as there is no way we can individually thank so many personally - as much as we would like to.
Shirley D. Sisk
Tri-Cities League of Volunteers