Thanksgiving meal is celebrated

To the editor:

Thanksgiving day showed the true spirit of Fort Dodge coming together. WHO television made a surprise visit on Thanksgiving day to the dealership, picking up the story from an earlier Messenger article. It was gratifying to see the positive and compassionate side of Fort Dodge for all of central Iowa viewing during three separate news casts. Once again, well over 100 volunteers came to spend their Thanksgiving day to help others. Donations from Hy-Vee, Friendship Haven, Community Orchard, Becker Florists, Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club and UnityPoint hospital made the day special.

Iowa Central Community College culinary students, along with Chef Michael and Chef Geoff accepted the challenge of helping us feed over 2,300 people. Drivers departing from ICCC with several pre-planned routes delivered over 1,100 meals all over the city of Fort Dodge.

We truly live in a special city that has gone through several positive transformations over the last decade, and the best is yet to come. When we as a community are delivering our very best, we then can feel our most accomplished together.

Thanksgiving thanks to all.

Casey, Deb, Matt and Abigail Johnson

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota


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