The Sassy Sisters of the Moose have been conducting a food drive to provide Thanksgiving meals for 13 Vinton area families. The group has gathered groceries and distributed boxes containing a turkey, pie or cake, bread and rolls, staples like flour and sugar, butter, milk, eggs, rice, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, canned goods, potatoes, cheese, oil, foil pans, napkins and plates—everything a family needs to prepare the holiday meal.
The informal Moose group meets once a month and plans to pick a charitable organization to make a contribution to each month either financially or in community service—beginning with providing snacks for Ronald McDonald House in January. The women support their husbands or significant others who are members of the Vinton Moose Lodge by assisting with events such as the recent Moose Draw Down. They are currently up to about 35 members.
For their Thanksgiving meals project, the group contacted the guidance counselors at Herman L. Horn, W. E. Cundiff, Mount Pleasant, and Bonsack Elementary Schools for names of families who might be in need of assistance.
Not only did the Sassy Sisters of the Moose donate items themselves, they received assistance from Moose Lodge members and Kroger for the Thanksgiving boxes.
Sassy Sisters working to distribute the Thanksgiving meals on November 22 included Angie Chewning, Michelle Barklow, Cheri Carroll, Caroline Mills, Kim Barker, Tori Slusher, Helen Curtis, and Cora Hite.