To the editor:

Illustrating the true meaning of Thanksgiving, the Georgetown Kiwanis Club hosted its annual dinner at the Penn Brook School. 

Arriving at 6 a.m. to cook 20 22-pound turkeys, more than 30 members of the Kiwanis Club served Thanksgiving dinners to at least 200 elders, including more than 30 home-delivered meals to local elders and others in the community.

At a time when many people continue to experience both economic and social hardships, the friendship and care offered by the Kiwanis Club and several volunteer groups cheered the lives of many of the elders in our community and warmed the spirits of all who participated in this annual event.

Rich with autumn colors, pumpkins filled with fall flowers created by the Garden Friends of Georgetown decorated each table while volunteers from the Kiwanis Club, Builders Club and Georgetown High School Key Club served up plenty of fun and conversation along with plates heaped with turkey and all the necessary trimmings.

Along with a nutritious meal that featured 150 pounds of potatoes, 40 pounds of green beans and 100 pounds of butternut squash, 10 gallons of fruit salad, six gallons of cranberry sauce, stuffing, homemade gravy and extensive pies, the annual home-cooked dinner also fed participants’ well-being and souls with the warmth of friendship, nurturing the value and significance of the social connections that are present within this community.

On behalf of the Georgetown Council on Aging, I would like to thank the Kiwanis Club, the Builders Club, the Georgetown High School Key Club and the Garden Friends of Georgetown as well as the many volunteers who gave so many hours of service in order to offer this annual event to elders.

We are thankful for all of you!

Colleen Ranshaw-Fiorello


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