I am sitting here reflecting on the past 13 years and the Cajun Thanksgiving event. Every year since 2005, we have been joined by a small dedicated group of senior citizens from Hollygrove who help cook an amazing meal to help the community.
This year our hearts are in turmoil as we pray for our friend Bob Quiette. Tomorrow will be the first time in 14 years that we will fire up the turkey fryers without Bob overseeing them, or without his wife Charlotte stirring the gumbo pot. Bob was returned to the ICU unit again today. He has been battling illness most of this year. We would sincerely appreciate it if you would take a few moments and pray for Bob and Charlotte. They have been the anchor of this event since its inception, and have worked so hard each year to make this a special day for the community.
We spent the day today prepping the turkeys. We certainly missed Bob. He has spearheaded this process each year. The experts always make things look easy. We struggled today without him. Tomorrow we will feed hundreds of our neighbors. At least 25 families will go home with a food box full of the food they need to feed their family a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
Every year when I sit down with my family and friends on Thanksgiving, I take comfort knowing the people around me are not going hungry. If you are able to help provide a family with a Thanksgiving food box please click the link below. Forty-five dollars will feed an entire family, but any amount will help.
Thanks so much for praying for Bob. We will keep you informed about how he is doing.
Rachel and Debra