2013-11-28 / Letters to the Editor

Many locals helped fill Thanksgiving baskets

Thanksgiving is here again and the St. Mark outreach committee is thankful to so many for helping us give to needy families this year. The Boy Scouts and their leaders did a wonderful job collecting, sorting and checking dates of food items donated by the generous people in Jamestown. These donations have been put on our food pantry shelves.

The food pantry is open to anyone who can use a little extra help with nonperishable items. The Jamestown Rotary Club each year donates turkey baskets with all the fixings. These baskets are distributed to those who might need a little extra help. The Cub Scouts, Jamestown’s bus drivers and students at Our Lady of Mercy donated Thanksgiving baskets as well.

Maggie Grenier, with the help of Sue and Bill Brayman, picked up baskets from the Salvation Army in Providence. The children in Ms. Mitchell’s, Mrs. Green’s and Mrs. MacIntyre’s classes brought donations to school. Those items helped fill the baskets. The children in these classes also did jobs at home, brought in their change, studied the sale flier from Mc- Quade’s, and walked to the store to purchase groceries for others. With the help of all these individuals and organizations, Thanksgiving will be special for so many.

Also, thank you to the Jamestown knitters for their handy work making scarves and hats. They will be added to the Thanksgiving baskets. The outreach committee would also like to thank Father O’Neill for his kindness and inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving.
Kathy Brownell
Conanicus Avenue

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