Thanks to the 125 volunteers listed below who worked so tirelessly and so well together to prepare, heat, assemble, pack and deliver delicious dinners, 725 Thanksgiving meals were delivered throughout Gulf County and Mexico Beach last Thursday.
The volunteers began at daybreak and a steady stream of men, women and children, operating as a well-oiled machine pumped by good hearts, continued until all 725 dinners were out the door and Oak Grove Church was thoroughly cleaned.
As Jerry Stokoe said, “God really blessed this wonderful gathering. Love was in the air.”
The volunteers were: Jim and Bunnie Gainnie, Jerry and Lyd Stokoe, Matt Mills, Boyd and Mitzi Bulger, Curtis Brown, Ilamue Brown, Chaz Wright, Cheryl Howell, Mary Kelly, Terry Shaever, John Nesemeier, Sam James, Jackie and Bobby Pollock, Abby Cozine, Bill Van der Tulip, Fisher Van der Tulip, Hunter Van der Tulip, Patricia Watson; Amy Keith, Nancy Blake, Gretchen Balogh, Denny Hughes, Tom Todd, Paul and Bonnie Durham;
Stacy Anelisa and Johnathan Taylor, Dianne Prerett, Grace and Lee Lawton, Tim and Debbie Croft, Phil Dodson, Corey Phelps, Donna Masseo, Joe and Sylvia Whaley, Joel Rogers, Steve and Suzi Kelly, Danna Kelly, Danica Kelly and Mareu Johnson, David Brogdon, Ruby Hodge, Carol Dow, Jimmy Johnson, Tim and Crystal DuPuy, Fred Willis, Bob Lyles, Rich and Liz Brenner, Donna and Kenny Wood, Phillip and Ty Robinson, Sandie, Jacob and Reid Kennedy;
Noah, Ryenne and Ellie Wich, Kylie Skoda, Joseph Kerigan and Christian Pickett, Sharon Asher, Pat Blaschum, Ann Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGee, Linda Bailey, Curtis and Mae Brown and Mattison Mills.
A wonderful and delicious buffet dinner was served to local residents at the Washington Improvement Group Building in Port St. Joe by volunteers Tamlyn Smith, Dan and Regina Washabaugh and Johanna White who served as hosts and hostesses for the event.
The building was cleaned by the great crew of Rich Brenner, Bob Lyles, Branden Lyles, Joyce Moore and Janice Atkinson.
We hope to see you all on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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