The area Virginia Tech is in, New River Valley has been hit hard economically. Realizing this, most residents rose to the occasion to serve others in need. Bogart and I went to help at two local parishes on the advice of Jonathan Webster, a Chaplain at a local hospital. Visiting these two parishes, Grove United Methodist and Fairlawn Presbyterian, you would have thought you were at four-star restaurants. The local residents in Radford and Fairlawn Virginia are expert in their culinary skills. The Thanksgiving dinners made by these local women and men gave families across the region reason to be thankful to have such caring friends and neighbors. The dinners they served to hundreds of local families, were delivered to homes across the region or people came to be served and to visit with friends, both new and old.
Bogart is now addicted to turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and cornbread. He doesn’t care for cranberries…no way was he going to get any pumpkin pie.