“Triple what you cooked last week!” That was my encouragement to our chef as I knew our annual fire fighters turkey dinner would be a big draw. Many volunteers stepped up cooking food throughout the day. This was the third year that the gang from the local fire station came to Oasis to help us cut up, serve and clean up after the meal. Many who had connected with them in past years (including one who had availed herself of their professional services) greeted them with glad familiarity. Some new volunteers and community members were delighted to meet them. The fire fighters brought a festive mood of cheer to the entire facility.
Well, maybe triple the food was a bit much. But the full house at the food bank the next morning were grateful beneficiaries of a turkey and veggies breakfast. What a great way to end another year of service to our community.