While we were enjoying Thanksgiving
Two organizations worked hard on Thanksgiving Day to impact the citizens of Brazil and they reached nearly 10% of the city as a result.
That does not mean these two organizations were the only ones that were blessing Brazil, far from it. We had the hospital, sheriff’s department, police department and fire department working to keep us protected as well.
But it occurred to me Thursday afternoon as was letting out my belt and feeling like I should be groaning under the enormous blessings of the day — family and food — that these two organizations reached nearly 10% of our city’s residents on a day set aside for rest and relaxation and counting our blessings.
The two organizations are the Clay County YMCA and First Baptist Church.
The YMCA’s Turkey Trot provided recreation for an estimated 200 runners and walkers starting at 8 a.m. and the Fiorst Baptist Church provided turkey dinners — free of charge — to 391 people Thursday afternoon.
That is about 600 people, or nearly 10% of the number of people who live in Brazil.
I have lived in many places including Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky. I can’t remember two organizations providing that much blessing to their neighbors on Thanksgiving Day!
I know at least two other organizations — First Christian Church and the Presbyterian Church — that provided meals close to the holiday, but I was impressed with the idea so many people worked so hard on Thanksgiving Day for their fellow human beings.
Way to go!
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Speaking of great people serving our community, be sure to get a copy of the Christmas in the Park insert in Friday’s newspaper. It has the complete listing of events for Christmas in the Park this year.
Wasn’t the parade great again? I know the streets were crowded and, according to Facebook, more than 7,500 people were impacted by our broadcast of the parade.
The Brazil Times is happy to do this each year and glad so many people enjoy the broadcast from all over the United States!