The number of recipients
continues to decline. I’m at a loss—I’d like to attribute it to people going
back to work after the Great Recession, and no longer needing our help. Or...it
could just be that it was the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and everyone
was picnicking at the beach. Who knows? Whatever, only 30 people came at 1 to
get 1260 Lbs. of dry food (dog and cat), along with several tables full of
treats and accessories, distributed by Tom, Jeanette, Sunday (welcome back!),
Dee, Alice and Gordy. We started at 1, and were done by 1:30. Gordy and I had
everything back in the barn and were heading home by 2:15.
The morning shift went well,
too. We’re still experimenting with table arrangements at the American Legion
Hall (it’s so big that it’s hard to decide the best placement for everything).
Dee, Amy, Gray, Gordy, Tracy, Dennis and Maggie spent an hour or so setting up
and bagging food enough for four tables and then put out several tables of
treats and accessories.
We’re starting to run out of
space for treats, by the way...we’ve got more Milkbones than Carter has little
liver pills. And if you know what THAT means, you’re old. So I’ve been giving
some boxes to Midcoast Solid Waste to pass out to hungry pooches. And to the
Hope General Store. And to Pushaw’s.
John Boeckeler—one of our
Volunteers Emeriti—very graciously donated a Troybilt riding lawn mower to the
Pantry, which we promptly sold for $500. That money went to the American Legion
for next winter’s heat. I’ve also been told that, for the money, they’ll see to
the plowing...so I think we’re all set for the wintertime.
That’s all I’ve got. Football
season is coming, and for that we can all be thankful. But...until then...I’m
thankful for you guys who show up month after month. You da man!
See you next month!