Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sun, Sept. 20

Needy Families Receive Thanksgiving Goodies From First Baptist Church

Rene Warrner (L), Michael Johnson and Kristy Johnson load up the last box to be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving.

The church gathered everything from turkeys to canned foods and pies to deliver to some of Winslow’s less fortunate.

A group of eight people delivered the baskets Monday, November 19 to the families. Churchgoers had a chance to put the names of families they knew would need some extra help this Thanksgiving on a list and those are the families that received the food.

Money to purchase items or turkey coupons were also accepted to help gather the goodies.

The group has been doing this for about eight years and has helped over 10 families have better Thanksgiving each year.

The Pioneer Club once again in charge of the project as in years past. The Pioneer Club is the children’s ministry, which consists of 4-year-old children through sixth graders. The group helped collect the cans like they have done in years past.

First Baptist Church Pastor David Daffern said the group helps the needy “because we are supposed to help people and because it feels good.”

The church decided to do Thanksgiving baskets because they did not want to compete with the Elk’s Lodge for Christmas baskets. Daffern praised the Elk’s for their success in helping people during the Christmas season.

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