First Baptist to hold community Thanksgiving meal

First Baptist Church of Ruston invites local residents and LA Tech and Grambling State students to a community Thanksgiving meal as part of “To Ruston with Love” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. a the Ruston Civic Center.

First Baptist Ruston has been hosting this even since the early 1990s when the original idea was feeding local college students who remained on campus during Thanksgiving break, but it was eventually moved up a week and expanded to include Ruston area residents. The goal is to offer a good meal along with fellowship and encouragement.

“First Ruston has been doing this event for almost 30 years now,” said FBC Pastor Chris Craig. “It is such a blessing to share Christ love with our community and to get to have a wonderful meal together. We invite anybody and everybody to come and be a part of this special time.”

More than 100 volunteers help with the event with special assistance in the organizational and promotional side from church members Jeremy Magee, Brittany Jackson, and Brenda Martin, as well as kitchen assistance from Chris Garriga, Meg Brown, Chad Wages and Sylvia Roseberry.

Individuals who wish to attend but who may need a ride can call 255-4628 by noon on Wednesday. More information on the event, including info on signing up to help with the event, can be found at under Events.

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