The Edmond Sun

December 5, 2013

LETTER: Volunteers make Thanksgiving dinner successful

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — To the Editor:

How do you thank 711 people for helping you? On Thanksgiving Day my belief in the goodness of man and that Edmond has the most giving citizens was reinforced.

Starting on the Saturday before that day, I met the first ones as they worked diligently to clean equipment in preparation for cooking the Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner. More people came to three sites on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to cook and carve.

Then on Thanksgiving Day, the UCO campus was invaded by hundreds to help serve a delicious, traditional feast. Many helpers arrived on the spur of the moment and there were times we had more volunteers than diners, but still the smiles filled the Nigh University Center. We had many helpers when it was time to do the “dirty work” of cleaning up.

Thank you Edmond — you have the best volunteers.

Biruta Harris