Councilwoman Serves Others at "Everybody Eats"
Columbia City Councilwoman Almeta Crayton and more than 100 volunteers helped make Thanksgiving a little brighter for some Columbia residents. At Lou's Palace a band blasted out tunes as volunteers came together to help kick off Almeta Crayton's free "Everybody Eats" Thanksgiving dinner. And when she says everybody eats, she means it. Hot rolls, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, more than 60 turkeys and don't forget dessert. The volunteers helped bring in all the food and then serve it.
Crayton says she can't believe so many volunteers are helping keep her idea alive. "It makes me say somebody appreciates what I say... and my little crazy ideas aren't so crazy after all," Crayton said.
One volunteer said she knows that the true meaning of Thanksgiving means lending a helping hand. "Helping others and showing them benevolence and kindness and a true love is just an important part of life," said volunteer Nancy Truesdell.
And it's thoughts like those that will keep Almeta Crayton coming back to Lou's every Thanksgiving. This was the seventh year Crayton served her "Everybody Eats" Thanksgiving dinner.