Franklin Public Works donates 30 Thanksgiving meals

Published 12:07 pm Saturday, November 18, 2017

The City of Franklin Public Works Department collected enough donations to supply complete Thanksgiving meals to 30 deserving families this year, up from the eight meals provided last year.

Each tote bin contains one frozen turkey, a box of instant mashed potatoes, a box of stuffing, cake mix, macaroni and cheese, rolls, apple pie and other traditional Thanksgiving foods.

“We would like to personally thank Walmart, Food Lion, Farm Fresh, our own Public Works family, our Parks and Recreation Department, Franklin Fire and Rescue volunteers, Sportsman Association, our Community Development Department, Priscilla Guthrie and even the sweet lady who walked up to Russ Pace in the grocery store and handed him money,” said Orange Neblett, the coordinator of Franklin Public Works’ collection efforts.

“I would also like to thank my committee members for all their support and help: Henri Porter, Ronald Hensley and Robert Smith. The outpour of generosity has been overwhelming and it feels good to know we’re all doing a good thing for others and we hope to do more in the coming years.”