Approximately 40 Wayne County students worked to prepare and deliver the meals for the annual event. Some of the meals were picked up at the Wayne County High School cafeteria, while other hot meals were delivered.
Current students, as well as several recent graduates worked in the kitchen with the prep work. It took a lot of organization on the part of the FCA sponsors and 1SG George Snyder to orchestrate the cooking. Students learned how to cook in big batches, in order to accommodate the huge number of meals, while working in an assembly line of sorts. They even wrote messages on the styrofoam container lids that the public would receive.
“Thank you to the students willing to give of their Thanksgiving time to help prepare and deliver meals,” said Wayne County High School FCA Sponsor Nikki Criswell. “Also thanks to businesses churches and individuals for helping to support this activity financially. It would not be possible without them.”
Criswell and fellow FCA Sponsor Brooke Gregory also wished to thank the office staff at Wayne County High School who take orders for the meals each year. It can be difficult at times, to do their regular job and this one added to it.
“Hopefully those who didn’t not have some holiday cheer were blessed by this event and they realize how much people care for them and we shared the love of Christ with them,” said Criswell.
Madison Johnson washing the dishes
Maggie Dishman, Shelby Bell, and Hallie Pyles working with the turkey
Kaitlyn Carroll and Haleigh Criswell after they worked with the brownies
Reeve Stevens stirring up the mixture used for the dressing
3rd grader Clark Phillips assisted with the making of the dressing
Sophomore Elizabeth Wright helps in the kitchen
Volunteers worked on the turkeys
FCA Sponsor Nikki Criswell judging whether the brownies should be taken out of the oven yet
Student volunteers Ethan Morrow, Dylan Powell, and Jacinda Dykes help box the brownies and arrange the boxes for distribution
Volunteers helped package the food
Chrystopher Hale and Luis Quejano swept the kitchen
Volunteer Derek Hicks packaged the brownies
Kallie Powell, Natalie Collett, and Charlie Campbell checking out what is in the oven ready to come out