Church in Perry County gives back on Thanksgiving

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

While most people prepare meals for their own families on Thanksgiving, others choose to spend their holiday differently.

Volunteers from one church in Perry County spent Thursday morning making sure others could enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal.

It's your typical Thanksgiving meal, but delivered in a to go box.

"We've been doing this in this church probably for about 17 years, and I have been a part of it for about 16," said organizer Judy Couch.

Volunteers at Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church prepared and delivered meals to the elderly in their community.

"It is hard to fix Thanksgiving for one person, and it is hard to fix Thanksgiving dinner for two people. So we provide dinner, as many dinners as they ask for," said Couch.

The entire dinner is homemade, and not out of a box.

"We put a meal on their table like we would put on our own table. We use real potatoes, we don't do the instant potatoes, we do the casseroles like everybody likes to have on Thanksgiving. Foods that people will enjoy," said Couch.

Volunteers as young as five joined in preparing this meal with no complaining.

"So that I could help out, and help people, serve other people, and help them have a happy Thanksgiving," said 10-year-old volunteer Haylee Teague.

Hours of hard work, but well worth the reward.

Organizers say all the food is donated, and they are thankful for all those who helped make this possible.

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