The Southwest Community Club met Tuesday afternoon to put together Thanksgiving food boxes for the club's annual food giveaway designed to make sure families in need have a Thanksgiving feast.
"If they can't come and get them, the person who put in their name will take it to them," said club member Gladys Robertson.
New club member Annette Neal was in charge of making sure each box had all the different food items.
"We are making 15 boxes," she said as she hurried to double check boxes.
Each box contained a turkey, eggs, corn meal, flour, white and sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, margarine, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese and more, all donated by club members.
"There are a whole lot of hungry people in Wilson County," said club Vice President Cathy White.
"We have a nice basket with a turkey, not a chicken," Robertson said.
"And it's a big, fat turkey," White said.
In what appeared to be a game of "one potato, two potato," Barbara Allen, club President Glenda Pitts and Claudine Martin divided the potatoes to make sure every box had enough to make mashed potatoes.
"We're trying to get it even for all 15 boxes," Pitts said. "We're a little ahead today."
Judging by the looks of the filled boxes, 15 families will be feasting this Thanksgiving, no doubt giving thanks for the Southwest Community Club.
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