The numbers of meals delivered and people fed are still being counted, but it looks as if the Community Thanksgiving meal this year will wind up as the biggest one year.
Over 1,000 traditional Thanksgiving meals were delivered free of charge on Thursday by the many volunteers and the number of people who came to the sit-down meal at First Presbyterian Church was also much higher this year as well.
“We had an overall higher number of volunteers this year than we had in years past too,” said Shayna O’Kelley, who helped to coordinate the Community Thanksgiving.
The Lewisburg Community Thanksgiving also had another good year. For the first time this year, the meal was held in the Lewisburg School cafeteria.
“The location worked out much, much better,” said event coordinator Susan Porter. “We fed probably 500-plus people with about 300 of those meals being delivered and the others coming in and eating at the school.”
Porter said that the Lewisburg event had plenty of food and leftovers were also distributed to the community.
“We took some to the Jesus Center afterwards, as well as the Butler County Boys & Girls Club and the staff of the area nursing homes, the sheriff’s department and EOC staff and businesses around Lewisburg that were open on Thanksgiving,” Porter said. “Everything went extremely smooth. We had a really good day.”
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