Calhouners have shown again their caring and compassion
for their neighbors. They have surpassed the giving of former years in
food and monetary donations to the Calhoun Food Pantry, which is located
at First Baptist Church, Grantsville.
The Food Pantry is supported by over 25 local churches,
plus schools, local organizations and local merchants, and former
Calhouners in other states.
potatoes, apples, sweet potatoes, turkeys and miscellaneous other foods
were delivered from individuals in Ohio and South Carolina. Six pickup
loads were collected during the joint Thanksgiving services held at
Knotts Memorial, Louisa Chapel, Enon Baptist and First Baptist.
The final service opened with the dedication of the new
Food Pantry that is located on Florence Alley in the former parsonage
garage. The worship service, held in the sanctuary, included a
dedication of the food and closed with a laying on of hands for Pete and
Millie Trippett as Food Pantry missionaries. All able bodies helped
carry the food to the new site.
The interest and caring of the community was
overwhelming. As the new site was being prepared, passersby would stop
to give a helping hand. Can you imagine a single person transferring
over six pickup loads of food down the steps? It was done in a short
The Thanksgiving services displayed a feeling of
cooperation and even fun, as joking and teasing went on between the
groups represented, but we knew that, above all, we were helping to care
for God’s people.
This endeavor will not end when this food is
distributed. The Food Pantry is here to serve Calhouners in stress all
year. A person’s statement of need is honored.
Donations are accepted at any time. Make checks payable
to First Baptist Church Food Pantry. Call Pete Trippett, 354-7966 for
information. Monthly financial reports are published.
We thank you and praise God for your concern and love
for your neighbors.