While many families are making holiday plans, others are wondering how they’ll make ends meet.
Several organizations and groups in Grant County are making plans to help families in need this holiday season.
Cash Express in Dry Ridge is collecting coats, toys, washable shoes and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15.
Items collected will be distributed by the Northern Kentucky Community Action –Grant County Center in Williamstown.
Hundreds of flag-waving family, friends and patriotic Americans packed the terminal at Louisville International Airport on Oct. 22 to welcome home veterans returning from a trip to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Twenty-nine veterans, ranging from ages 85 to 92, went on the one-day trip that was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network.
All were veterans of World War II, except two who served during the Korean War.
The Williamstown Baptist Church is again delivering Hope Thanksgiving Day meals to shut-ins and those in need throughout Grant County. In 2010, this project reached over 550 people in the community, the largest number since this ministry started. The meals will be delivered by noon on Thanksgiving day. If there is someone in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal with all of the trimmings, contact the church at 859-824-4102 and ask for Diane. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 20.
• Nov. 13 –David Hill of Urban Outreach, a Covington ministry to the homeless and those who are in need will be the guest at 6 p.m.
• Every Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m., the women meet to study Joyce Meyer’s book, “The Battlefield of the Mind”. Lunch is served first.
• Every Thursday at 11 a.m., men and women meet for prayer.
Mt. Olivet Christian Church is a place where things are happening. We are growing leaps and bounds, and everyone there has a true heart for people. One thing that is so special about this church family is that so many people have been touched in one way or another through adoption. November is National Adoption Month and we want to take the opportunity to share with you how blessed we are to have a total of 18 children and adults who attend Mt. Olivet that are adopted.