Saturday, November 15, 2008
Give Thanks and We'll Thank You!
Waynesville is a town which has always taken great pride in its sons and daughters who have served or are serving their country. In a place of pride, close to the corner of 73 and the southern end of Main Street, a large plaque stands, proclaiming the names of those who have answered the call of their country. This is not some hollow gesture either.
Up at The Village (not to be confused with the equally important Village Restaurant...a delightfully yummy place which serves up homestyle comfort food) where the police and various town administrative offices are, they have been quietly collecting and shipping out toiletries, snacks, and other items which bring comfort and support to the troops.
They have also been collecting and sending little treats which the soldiers can share with the children that they meet in the Middle East. Especially well recieved are little school supplies.
Joining the Village, the merchants have decided to expand the support to the troops in an effort called GIVE THANKS AND WE'LL THANK YOU! From now through the end of Christmas in the Village (December 5th through the 7th) we are hosting a village-wide drive for toiletries, cards of appreciation, school supplies and monetary donations to send to the troops who are serving.
In return for any donations, you will recieve a raffle ticket. The merchants have come together to provide some wonderful gifts which have been put together in some lovely Gift Baskets whcih can be seen up at the Hammel House (Another one of our especially YUMMY restaurants) in their lobby which will be raffled off after Christmas in the Village as our way of saying thanks to those who have donated.