2016-12-08 / Letters

A message of thanks from Knights of Columbus

To the editor:

The Knights of Columbus of Biddeford, Saco, Lyman and Old Orchard Beach would like to extend warm wishes and a big thank you to the community and parishioners of Good Shepherd Parish for their support of our 18th annual free Thanksgiving dinner held at Most Holy Trinity hall in Saco.

The outpouring of volunteers to put on this dinner was very evident again this year, with some 150 parish and community volunteers showed up for the event that helped prepare and serve the meals on premises and takeout. We ended up serving approximately 840 meals again this year.

Thanks goes to Good Shepherd Parish and Msgr. Rene Mathieu for accommodating us with their parish hall and to the parish staff for taking time to accept the many calls that come in to make it happen. A big thank you to the many businesses and individuals who supported us with monetary gifts and merchandise needed to make the dinner a success. Especially notable are Saco-Biddeford Savings, Sappi North America of Westbrook, Daughters of Isabella, Bob and Mike’s Mini mart, RF Nadeau and Son, Hannaford Bros., TJ’s Pizza, Bob Nichols and the Saco Food Pantry, friends and relatives of the late Peg Morrison, who donated in her memory, and all the individuals who cooked and donated turkeys and pies.

As this event is spearheaded by the local Knights of Columbus, this affair has become a community-wide event where the majority of volunteers are caring individuals who want to make a difference in their community by their charitable works. It’s certainly been an ecumenical event for our community. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We look forward to doing this again next year. Happy holidays.

Mike Bolduc Knights of Columbus

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