Tuesday, December 04, 2012

EDITORIAL >> Thanksgiving MVP players

Dane and Heather Moore, who organize the annual Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast, visited The Leader last week to thank us for our support of the event that served free meals to more than 300 people this year.

They presented this newspaper and dozens of donors and other supporters with plaques in recognition of our coverage of their event. We look forward to their efforts in the years to come.

The Moores’ community-mindedness is admirable. They have provided thousands of Thanksgiving meals in only three years since they started the annual holiday meal.

Cabot Community Thanksgiving Feast is held at a new church each year, which allows different denominations to come together and collectively serve those in need. This year, the dinner was held at Cabot United Methodist Church.

“We want everybody to be fed and not alone during the holiday,” Dane Moore recently told us. To make it happen, the couple rely on the generosity of donors to provide money, food and utensils, as well as numerous volunteers who cook, clean and serve meals.

It’s never too late — or too early for next year — to donate. Visit www.cabotfeast.com or call 501-259-3799 and help support a valuable community service. Beebe First United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Jacksonville also serve annual Thanksgiving dinners that are open to everyone. They too are appreciated for their enduring support of the community and for remembering the needy when it matters most.