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'It takes a village, doesn't it?'

By JOE CENTERS' • Dec 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM

There was plenty to be thankful Thursday in Norwalk.

Volunteers packed the Norwalk Catholic School cafeteria patiently waiting in line to deliver turkey dinners to shut-ins around the area.

The kitchen was packed with workers getting all of the meals ready to go.

The annual event served about 750 dinners Thursday — some in the cafeteria but most of them delivered.

“I know I have at least 150 deliveries,” organizer Skip Wilde said. “I had 125 last time. We had eight more turkeys. We had 48 turkeys this year, 400 pounds of potatoes — more of everything so we don’t run out. We take care of people. And everybody helps. It takes a village doesn’t it?”

Even before the deliveries started 88 meals were prepared for the Hispanic community and another big order for 20 meals was secured — more than 100 meals before the day even started.

“I need all of your help this year,” Wilde said. “As we get rolling we still have lots of cards back. Anybody who can come back and continue until we are all done I appreciate it.”

People picked up cards and delivered them with the meals. Wilde encouraged everybody to keep their information cards and send those people a card at Christmas.

It was the gift that keeps on giving.


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