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To the Editor: Thanksgiving meal helped the homeless
We provided a meal and fellowship to over 1,300 hungry, lonely and homeless people in our Rockford community. This Thanksgiving Day Dinner could not happen without the hundreds of hours and gifts donated by Rockford citizens and businesses. Although sponsored by Court Street United Methodist Church, it’s an ecumenical project involving many churches and faiths.
We wish to thank the following donors: Second Congregational Church, First Presbyterian Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Muller-Pinehurst, Wesley Willows, Gray’s IGA, Logli Supermarket, Discovery Pre-School, U.S. Cellular, the Risley & Tunnell families, Jody Beach, Julia Schade, 320 Store, Earth Grains Baking, Maggio Trucking, and Fairhaven. Thank you also to the hundreds of individuals who donated their time in preparing, serving and cleaning up. We apologize if we have omitted anyone.
The Thanksgiving Dinner Committee,
DuWayne Stanis, Chairman
Lorelle Wandell, Publications Secretary
Court Street United Methodist Church
From the Dec. 23-29, 2009 issue