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November 8, 2013

Thanksgiving meal prepared, delivered

Volunteers needed, meal sign-ups underway

RUSHVILLE — For some of our friends and neighbors in Rush County, there would be no Thanksgiving meal were it not for the generous tradition of delivering a bountiful meal from local churches and volunteers to residents in need on Wednesday, Nov. 27. This extraordinary community effort will deliver more than 600 meals, helping everyone in the community celebrate a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

“We don’t question the need,” Bonnie Barnes, a local organizer, said.

If you or someone you know are shut-ins, have low or fixed incomes or otherwise might not get a Thanksgiving dinner, call Main Street Christian Church at 932-2997 by Monday, Nov. 25 to request the delivery of this free meal with a name, address, directions to the home and the number of meals needed. Sign-up sheets are also available at various locations and churches throughout the community, or call Main Street at 932-2997 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to request this special meal at no charge.

Someone will need to be home between 4 and 6 p.m. to receive the delivery Nov. 27.

Barnes said many volunteers from churches, businesses, service organizations and individuals throughout the county come together to make this special meal possible.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 26 and from 9 a.m. on through delivery Wednesday, Nov. 27 to help prepare this special Thanksgiving meal.

Drivers to deliver the more than 600 meals are needed by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. There is a real need for additional drivers this year.

If you are able to help by cooking, driving or even through making a donation, please call Main Street Christian Church at 932-2997 in advance. Meals are not served at the church, so please call ahead to arrange delivery.

Any left-over food will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Lord’s Table in Connersville, which offers daily food service for the needy. In years past, however, the need has been great here in Rush County and most of the food given and prepared has gone out to serve local residents.

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