Church hosts Thanksgiving potluck

November 18, 2010 • Local News

Seniors and area nurs[auth] ing home residents are served heaping plates of Thanksgiving goodies during the annual Church of Christ Potluck Dinner, Wednesday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Country Club Road Church of Christ, 700 W. Country Club Road, hosted its 37th annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner for nursing home residents and seniors confined to their homes, on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

“It started off as a small little meal for one nursing home in town and it has exploded from there,” Nici Austin, coordinator, said. “Now, we try to reach every nursing home. They bring their residents here — we’ll feed between 300 and 400 people. We also take meals to those who can’t come.”

Seniors from the Beehive Homes of Roswell, Casa Maria Health Care Center, La Villa Assisted Living and Memory Care, Mission Arch Care Center, Sunset Villa Care and Chaves County J.O.Y. Centers were on hand at the dinner.

“For some of these folks, this is the only time of year that they get to come out,” Austin said. “It’s a blessing for our members that we get to serve the community and reach out and show how much we care. We thoroughly enjoy it.”

About 200 volunteers, including members of the Country Club Road Church of Christ congregation and Roswell community served the meal. Lawrence Brothers IGA donated the turkeys for the feast. “It’s just a huge endeavor,” Austin said.

“We do it lovingly and we’re so thankful that we have the opportunity to do it.” “Lots of people can’t go home for Thanksgiving and they don’t have lovedones that come see them,” June Brown, former potluck dinner coordinator said. “This is good fellowship for the people.”

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