Louisville raises $1,500 for Meals on Wheels
Blount County’s Meals on Wheels program is $1,500 better off this week than last. The $1,500 will pay for 500 meals for homebound senior adults. Many hands and a lot of enthusiasm made it happen when the town of Louisville hosted a hamburger lunch and silent dessert auction on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Louisville Town Hall.
The Town of Louisville’s employees worked to have the community room clean, tables set up and propane tanks filled. Blount County Fire Department Station No. 6 did the cooking. Tom and Kay Swicegood, Peggy Loope and Faye Beaudette made sure the dessert tables looked nice and helped serve the food. Linda Webb, Louisville’s administrative assistant, did a little of everything and with a gracious smile and happy heart.
Desserts for the silent auction were donated by church members from Louisville Christian, Zion Chapel Baptist, Louisville First Baptist, Middlesettlements UMC, St. Mark’s UMC and Immanuel UMC. There was a contest to see which church could raise the most with their dessert contributions, thus earning bragging rights for the best cooks in Louisville. Tracy Gormley’s red velvet cake received the high bid at $50, but Mayor Bickers deemed the contest a draw. What a politician!
And the folks who came out to have lunch and support Meals on Wheels — what a great crowd! They came from the air base, the courthouse, the Blount County Community Action Agency office on the other side of the county!
Thank you to everyone who pitched in to help, and those who came to fellowship and eat lunch. Whether it was time that was shared cooking, baking or just eating, Blount County’s senior adults will reap the benefits.
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