Serving those in most need

Published 9:12 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The holidays can be a stressful time for many, especially for those that cannot afford meals for their families. Thankfully in Troup County, community members have plans for several Thanksgiving meals.

Yesterday, two-time Super Bowl champion Tyrone Poole came back to his hometown of LaGrange to assist residents by handing out turkeys, canned goods and even pies. Poole said this is the first of the many food drives he will have in the city.

He said he will be back to hand out more for Christmas this year. He’s lived a life many of us can only dream of and still remembers where he came from to help where there is a need.

All of the restaurants in West Point are coming together to make and serve Thanksgiving meals for 800 people. Originally, it was going to be a thank you from Mayor Pro Tem Steve Tramell for winning his election, and for about 200 or 300 people. He and others decided to instead make it focus on the community. The local fire department, Refuge Point Church, Chattahoochee Fuller Center and individuals from the community are volunteering their time too. Getting 15 restaurants and other agencies together is no small feat.

Thanksgiving is about gratefulness, giving up time and some extra food means a great deal.