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Letter: A community to thank

To the editor:

On Sunday, Aug. 5, Action Ministries hosted its third annual Farm to Table dinner. 

The tagline on the dinner was “A Community Dinner to End Child Hunger” and the Covington/Newton Community truly came out in force to support this event and we are most appreciative! 

Sponsors for the event included United Bank, MG Law, Jonathan & Sallie Paschal, State Farm Scott Hubbard Agency, Piedmont Newton Hospital, SRG Global, Sam & Loucy Hay, Coldwell Banker Cathy Dobbs, Newton Federal Bank, Barbara Morgan & Bob Furnad, Church of the Good Shepherd,  The Oaks Course, Morgan Plaza, and Covington Rental.   

Special thanks to Oxford College of Emory University for hosting the event for us this year in its beautiful dining hall.  Executive Chef at Oxford (and Bon Appetit Management Company), Duke Walsh, and his staff created a delicious buffet meal with food, produce, and resources all donated by the following farmers/producers:  White Oak Pastures, Bread & Butter Bakery, Pearson Farm, Crystal Organic Farm, Farmview Market, Harrison Family Farm, Oxford Organic Farm, Riverview Farms, and Wildtree/Debby Vanderbunt.  

Entertainment was provided by the amazing Maxwell Taylor.  The talented members of the Covington Garden Club and the  Satsuki Garden Club creatively arranged the beautiful centerpieces for the event and the delicious homemade dessert buffet was filled with donated  desserts from wonderful local bakers!

 A sold-out crowd of more than 200 local residents attended to support the event with all monies raised to support Action Ministries weekend food packet program (SuperPacks) for school-aged children who struggle with weekend hunger. 

Proceeds will provide more than 4,000 SuperPacks in the coming months to Newton County children – representing more than 24,000 meals.  Special thanks also to Cathy Dobbs and Kim Hubbard – the dynamic volunteer duo behind this event, in addition to all other volunteers who made the evening a success for the children of our community.

With gratitude,

Tamara Richardson

Regional Development Director

Action Ministries