Around 100 faithful celebrated the Thanksgiving season Sunday night at the First Christian Church.
They were participating in the annual Community Thanksgiving Service held by the Henryetta Ministerial Alliance.
First Baptist church pastor Rick Harrison deivered the message with special vocal presentations from the First United Methodish choir, Eagle Heights Christian Church and First Christian Church.
A number of the worshippers brought canned goods that will be donated to the Henryetta food pantry.
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|Several months of hard work and lots of community effort came together Saturday.
Over 100 volunteers made sure around 800 area families will have food on the table this holiday season.
The food distribution through Feed the Children and the Nazarene church youth went off without a hitch despite the brisk temperatures Saturday morning.
|That cold snap forced organizers to move the distribution from the football field to the Nazarene church gymnasium.
Youth members went 30 hours fasting and living in cardboard boxes earlier this year as they raised enough money to feed 800 families for a week. That was twice the amount raised a year ago.
Nine churches provided volunteers to help with the distribution Saturday making this a community event.
|There were quite a few friends who turned out to show their support for Gene Hudson Saturday.
Hudson was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and has been undergoing treatment in Tulsa. A spaghetti dinner was held Saturday to help his family with expenses involved in that treatment.
|The tables are being stocked in preparation for the annual First United Methodist Church bean dinner, thrift sale and silent auction Saturday. The sale starts at 7 am with the beans being served up at 11.|