Sharing blessing in Atmore

Published 1:01 am Monday, November 29, 2004

By By Arthur McLean
Terrance Breckenridge was up and cooking at 7 a.m. Thursday morning. He was cooking Thanksgiving turkeys for about 91 people. He was joined by Freddie Miller and about a dozen other volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church, all working to prepare meals for the shut-ins.
Thanksgiving dinners of turkey, dressing and all the fixings were packaged up and drivers took them to the shut-ins of Atmore, Rotary Village and Atmore's Police and Fire Departments.
"This is the second year we've done this," Miller said. "We're also going to serve the FEMA people today."
The volunteers at Trinity delivered more than 90 meals Thanksgiving Day.
Just a few blocks north, strangers quickly got to know each other over a Thanksgiving meal at the Wisteria. Volunteers from McCullough Christian Center prepared food to feed more than 300 people.
More than 25 volunteers staffed the site as a line started to form about noon. "This is the first year we've done this," said Terry Kelly. "It was my wife's idea, inspired by the (Biblical) story of Ruth and Naomi." According to scripture, extra seed was dropped in the field to have extra for those who had little and gleaned the fields after harvest. "We're dropping the seed to see how it does," Kelly said.

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