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Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for life’s many blessings. 

It’s also a time to reach out to those less fortunate and do whatever possible to help. 

Susie Marshall and her sister, Tracy Harper, are joining others in Milledgeville and Baldwin County to do something special for those in need this Thanksgiving.

They have teamed up with several local businesses and individuals for a Thanksgiving 1,000 Box Giveaway.”

Each of the boxes will contain either a ham or turkey, collard greens and other items to ensure a happier Thanksgiving meal for many local families.

“We want to do this to show our love for those less fortunate,” Marshall told The Union-Recorder in a telephone interview Thursday afternoon. “We have a lot of families in Milledgeville and Baldwin County that need this kind of help. We are grateful that we have businesses and individuals who care about others as much as we do in our community to make this all a reality.”

Without those businesses and individuals’ support making the event happen would not be impossible, Marshall said.

Marshall has spearheaded the community event for several years.

This year’s sponsors and supporters include TH Community Service, Hogan Holding Group, Five-Star Toyota & Dodge, HHG Cares, Susie’s Business, Parker’s Wedding & Event Venue, and Alpha Alpha Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

This year’s theme is “Helping From the Community as One Family.”

The giveaway of the grocery boxes will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at Parker’s Wedding & Event Venue, located at 571 Hammock Road NW, Suite 130 in Milledgeville.

“It’s a real blessing to give back,” Marshall said. “It makes you feel real good inside to know that you’re doing something special for others who can use a helping hand.”

Marshall’s sister, Tracy, who owns businesses in Milledgeville and Sandersville, agreed.

“This year, Susie and I decided to team up with some of our sponsors to giveaway some turkey and ham grocery boxes,” Harper said. “All anyone has to do is drive through and we’re going to put the boxes in their vehicles and let them ride.”

Harper said giving back to the community means the world to her.

“For my sister and me to get a chance to work together this year to make this happen with our many sponsors is a real joy,” Harper said. “We love doing this for the people in our community. This has really brought a lot of joy to my heart to have so many people coming together to help others less fortunate at Thanksgiving.”










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