Thanksgiving Dinner Deliveries Tradition Celebrates 25 Years
An Augusta County Thanksgiving tradition of giving celebrates 25 years.
Students and parents from Wilson, Fort Defiance and Buffalo Gap high schools delivered all the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for about 500 needy families.
Volunteers got their marching orders during an early morning meeting Thursday. Then they headed to the Waynesboro Kroger to pick up the food, and delivered it in plenty of time for cooking and preparation.
Project founder Steve Geiman said, "It's always a good feeling to know that the parents are supporting it, along with the kids, and they're so willing to come out and do this thing. I mean it's just very gratifying for us... it's awesome."
The deliveries had a humble beginning 25 years ago, when volunteers took hot meals to five families. This year students from the three high schools raised $14,000 in order to purchase the meals.