Groups help feed need

Published 6:09 pm Monday, November 26, 2007

By By Lisa Tindell and Kerry Whipple Bean
Thanksgiving was a day of giving for two Brewton groups.
Employees at David's Catfish and members of East Brewton's Divine Temple prepared holiday meals to feed, between them, more than 200 people.
David's Catfish workers - who came up with the idea to feed the needy on their own - were up early at the restaurant Thursday, frying almost 20 turkeys and preparing boxed dinners for families identified by Hope Place and for local police officers.
About 20 people volunteered all morning Thursday to prepare meals. While David's employees have helped feed the needy in the past, this was the first time they made Thanksgiving dinner for people in Brewton.
Just down the road on U.S. 31, members of Divine Temple were also preparing meals Thursday.
With 12 fried turkeys and four hams, the group had enough food to feed more than 100 people.
A good amount of planning is required even when the crowd is a small one. However, with hopes of preparing food for more than 100 people, planning began months ago for the Divine Temple group.
Janet Byrd was credited with doing a lot of the work that went into the planning of the event the church hosted on Douglas Avenue Thursday.
The ladies of the church prepared an all-out feast, Greer said.