Tuesday, November 29, 2016

EDITORIAL >> Thanks be to...

The countless volunteers and generous donors who helped make community Thanksgiving dinners a memorable event for many.

Jacksonville’s Lighthouse Charter School staff and volunteers reportedly fed 2,000 people with the help of neighboring First Baptist Church, whose volunteers prepared the dinners and transported them to the school.

Local churches and area businesses helped sponsor the event. Jacksonville High School grads Clinton McDonald of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Demetrius Harris of the Kansas City Chiefs were on hand to greet the crowd.

In Ward, members of Cornerstone Assembly Church prepared its eighth annual Thanksgiving meal for the community. They anticipated 300 would attend. El Paso held a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner and Jacksonville High’s ROTC served dinner at VFW Post 4548 in Toneyville. Thanks to all. Stay tuned for more.