Thanksgiving dinner example of community charity

Submitted by Ed Morrow
Posted 12/5/19

Dear Editor:

Henry Ward Beecher said, “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Today I felt gratitude for all the generosity I have seen in our blessed city …

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Thanksgiving dinner example of community charity

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Dear Editor:

Henry Ward Beecher said, “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Today I felt gratitude for all the generosity I have seen in our blessed city during the holidays.

First of all, thanks for all you and your Powell Tribune associates do to promote and otherwise support all the good causes in our community. I am particularly grateful for the spirit of charity and cooperation that has been prevalent in our community — especially the recent gathering at the fairgrounds to celebrate Thanksgiving.

I observed so many of our businesses, churches and benevolent groups of people joining hands to assist others.

The recent community Thanksgiving dinner was a marvelous example of how people of different socioeconomic status and beliefs can readily come together to benefit everyone. And the benefactors who contributed time and other resources got to sit down together with the beneficiaries for an enjoyable meal.

In the end people found friendship in a good wholesome activity; emphasising common interests in creating a unified, peaceful sense of caring and love.

Through the years our family has participated in Scouting for Food drives and similar campaigns, but we haven’t ever seen a whole community sit down at a citywide Thanksgiving dinner together. It makes us feel even better about choosing to live here in Powell.

Ed Morrow

Powell

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