Thanksgiving is traditionally spent with family, the passing down of long used recipes and a time to enjoy all that you have to be thankful for but for a group of dedicated volunteers, Thanksgiving means so much more.
Each year a Thanksgiving tradition is being led by Ken Carrothers. Together wife his wife Dawny and a great group of friends, Carrothers makes sure that any Mineral County residents can come together for a Thanksgiving feast.
The preparation begins long before the last Thursday in November. It starts with donations from businesses, organizations and individuals who share in Carrothers vision to bring together those individuals who many not have any family living in the area, those who are alone or those who simply want to join others for a traditional meal.
In years past, the head count for meals was higher than this year.
“We only had 44 home deliveries this year. That is down from 75 last year,” Carrothers said.
The lack of those who did not get home deliveries this year concerned Carrothers and he hopes that those who, in the past, took meals were able to spend time with family and friends enjoying the holiday.
As we enter into the holiday season, it is important to be like Carrothers and his band of volunteers and remember those who may be homebound or have not family to spend the season with.