Darth Vader asked me to post this.
SARAH, that’s the Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope, sent out their most recent newsletter. There is a blurb about helping out at the Thanksgiving Feast for those less fortunate, Thursday, November 22, 2012, in Peppertree Park. They are, of course, looking for volunteers to help out in two hour shifts between the hours of 8am and 5pm. They promise guest speakers and entertainment. To volunteer for this event, call TyRon Jackson at 714-363-6621. Yes, this is the TyRon of local fame. You may even get to meet him. For more information on SARAH go here.
TyRon called me to introduce himself and to let me know all about the upcoming Feast. He says this is his fourth year organizing the event and, this year, he wanted to go over the top. So, instead of renting a hall or using Hometown Buffet as he has in the past, he called the city and rented Peppertree Park….. the entire park…… for the entire day. He says he is expecting quite a crowd. And, while volunteers are needed, he really wants to emphasize the “community” of this event.
“No one will be turned away”, says Jackson. “We had a tremendous outpouring of generosity from folks that will allow us to feed everyone.” He wouldn’t say how many he is expecting. But, this is his fourth year organizing this event and I trust the fact that he rented the entire park for this event. He has planned speakers and entertainment, hoping for a great day. “The weather will be perfect,” says Jackson, whose Facebook page says he is a Behavior Intereventionist for TUSD. He is also touted as a singer, actor and all-around good guy. We agree.
Jackson promises that no one will be turned away. While he wants to serve the less fortunate among us, he also wants this to be a day of community and coming together for a common purpose. We can’t volunteer as we will be serving turkey dinner to 15 or so of Orange County’s youngest criminals. But, if you have a few hours to spend volunteering, TyRon could use you. If you are not up to singing for your dinner, just enjoy the food as, like he says, he has plenty to go around.