Nearly 500 gather for Thanksgiving meal
by Alan Reed
Nov 28, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Residents from around Cadiz and Trigg County joined together on Thanksgiving for a meal at Cadiz Baptish Church Annex. Nearly 500 meals were served during the 16th annual event.
Residents from around Cadiz and Trigg County joined together on Thanksgiving for a meal at Cadiz Baptish Church Annex. Nearly 500 meals were served during the 16th annual event.
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Turnout for the Little River Baptist Association’s free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cadiz Baptist Church exceeded all organizers’ expectations and last year’s total by nearly 100 diners, according to LRBA Secretary Shari Littlejohn.

“It was great, better than ever,” said Littlejohn. “We’ve never served that many people before.”

Asked why the LRBA saw attendance spike at the meal that ran from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Littlejohn said, “I have no idea what exactly to attribute it to. We had more volunteers this year- 134 compared to 91 last year, and they ate too. We have a migrant ministry, which is a Hispanic mission. We took 61 meals on one delivery for that, but all deliveries were up from last year.”

Though surprised by the number of diners, Littlejohn said that the LRBA had plenty of food for all. “We had a surplus of food. It went well over the number of meals we planned for, but God always provides.”

She added, “Even our dine-ins were up this year, but everyone that donated food and money were the real reasons we were successful this year.”

Littlejohn recognized meal coordinators Cindy Westerfield and Teresa Black for their efforts to plan the Thanksgiving Dinner for nearly 500 people. Asked if the LRBA would conduct the dinner next year, Littlejohn said, “That’s the plan.”
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