About 350 people received a Thanksgiving Day meal courtesy of eight churches and two organizations in Madison.
Angela Daniel, secretary at Calvary Baptist Church, said Calvary and another church, St. Paul A.M.E., began serving the meal about 20 years ago in the basement at Calvary.
As the event grew, they relocated to the Morgan County High School cafeteria.
This year, almost 50 volunteers served plates of turkey, rice, sweet potato soufflé, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and tea.
“We want to thank all the volunteers,” she said, adding that they usually serve meals until 2 p.m. but this year they were through by 12:30 p.m. “It went very well; it was a success.”
Laura Butler, a member of Calvary and president of the local chapter of the NAACP, said she has helped with the event every year since its inception.
“I was very happy to go out and give someone else a blessing which I already have received,” she said. “I believe in sharing blessings with someone less fortunate than you are.”
Printed in the November 29, 2012 edition.