2017-12-21 / Editorial

Knights express thanks to community

To the editor:

The Knights of Columbus of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Lyman would like to extend warm wishes and a big thank you to the community and parishioners of Good Shepherd Parish for the support of our 19th annual free Thanksgiving dinner held at Most Holy Trinity hall in Saco.

The outpouring of so many volunteers to put on this dinner was very evident again this year. We ended up serving some 825 meals on premise and take-outs.

Special thanks goes to Good Shepherd Parish and Monsignor Rene Mathieu for accommodating us with the parish hall and to the parish staff for taking time to accept the many calls that come in to make this event 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 is Saco-Biddeford Savings, Sappi North America of Westbrook, TJ’s Pizza of Biddeford, Bob Nichols of Saco Food Pantry and all who cooked and donated turkeys and pies.

As this event is spearheaded by the local Knights of Columbus, this holiday meal has become a community wide event where all of the volunteers are very caring individuals who want to make a difference with their charitable work. It’s certainly been an ecumenical event for the community.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We look forward to doing this again next year. Happy holidays to our community and parish.

Mike Bolduc Knights of Columbus

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