Community events like Shepherd’s Feast show real reason for seasonPublished 8:38am Friday, December 9, 2011
During the rush of the holiday season take a minute, slow down and reach out to your neighbor and lend a helping hand.
We all have something to give and share, some of our neighbors have a financial need and some have the need of companionship and friendship.
If you are looking for ways to help you might consider volunteering at the fifth annual Shepherds Feast. The event is open to everyone for fellowship and as a time to celebrate Christmas together.
Ross Fox of Tryon says the dinner will be held on Christmas day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Polk County Middle School.
A Christmas dinner of turkey and all the other good things that go along with the traditional bird will be served to the residents of Polk County and beyond.
There will be music and every child that attends will get a gift.
Volunteers are needed to do kitchen work (prepare food), cut up turkeys, wrap gifts and set up the dinning room on the “prep” day, Friday Dec. 23 from noon to 3pm.
On Christmas day they’ll need volunteers to help serve, wash dishes, help clean and a few people with good kitchen skills to help prepare food.
If you are short on time but would like to help they also need new, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 12 and these can be dropped off at the middle school on Friday, Dec. 23 between the hours of noon and 3 p.m.
Whether you are rich in things or rich in spirit, giving and sharing brings with it the true spirit of Christmas.