A huge Thank You to all the volunteers and donors who helped to make the First Annual Thanksgiving Community Meal a great success. Community members cooked turkeys, peeled vegetables, mashed potatoes and shared their time to provide a warm meal with holiday cheer for neighbors and friends. All of the food was distributed to St. George families either at the table on Wednesday, November 22 or by delivery to their homes on Thanksgiving day. The volunteers and donors were amazing and ranged in age from 5 to 83.
We’d like to extend additional thanks to the local organizations that came together to make this event a success: Neighbor to Neighbor for offering to provide rides and deliver meals; Blueberry Cove for the use of their pots and pans and cold storage; the St. George Town Office for the use of their kitchen to carve turkeys; the St. George Fire Department for the chairs and tables; the St. George Business Alliance Members for turkey and dessert donations; the students and staff at St. George School for peeling and preparing vegetables, Ms. Smith’s second grade glass for the pies; St. George School for allowing the use of their gym and kitchen; and Herring Gut Learning Center for the delicious vegetables.
This event was truly community-powered and we can’t wait to do it all again next year. Have thoughts to share on this community event? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give the St. George Community Development Corporation a call at 207-372-2193. Better yet, stop by our office at 47 Main Street, Tenants Harbor on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. Happy Holidays!
—St. George Community Development Corporation