A Time to Share to host sixth Thanksgiving dinner

Published 4:19 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Time to Share, a local non-profit organization, will hold their sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The dinner is free and is open to anyone who wants a hot plate for Thanksgiving.

“All of the food is donated by local businesses with the help of the citizens of Demopolis,” minister Grace Motley said. “We will start serving at noon, and we will keep serving until the last person has a meal.”

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The dinner will be held at the Hope Hill District Association Center, located at 901 East Pettus Street in Demopolis.

Vowell’s Fresh Market is donating the cooking of the meat for this year’s dinner, and Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital is donating the cooking of the dressing and other sides.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors, both businesses and individuals, from past years and this year,” Motley said. “Without them, we couldn’t do this every year. We want to help those who are less fortunate that don’t have a hot Thanksgiving meal.”

The meals are available for dine in, carry out or delivery for those who are not able to travel.

A Time to Share is only looking for monetary donations since all of the food is being prepared locally.

“If there is any money or food left over, we always donate it to another cause,” Motley said. “We don’t keep a dime. In the past, we’ve given to Harriett’s House, the food bank and other local organizations.

Anyone interested in donating can contact the organization’s founder, Bradley White, at (334) 654-1619, Debra Hildreth at (334) 341-5740, or Motley at (334) 216-9753.

“People can call day or night, and we’ll be taking donations up until the morning of the dinner,” Motley said.

Plates will have turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and green beans, and there will also be cakes, pies and drinks available.

“It’s really a blessing from God that we can help those in need,” Motley said.