|People signing in for food boxes|
|checking the tally|
On Tuesday, Br. Craig was joined by several high school students from Washburn High School and several local folks who have helped with this program for a long time. These volunteers unloaded the truck and made up the grocery boxes. The folks were getting several can goods and some juice. Wednesday, I found many singing the praises of Br. Craig. The most common phrase, "What a nice and gentle man."
One of the side benefits, was many volunteers were curious about who I was and yesterday who Craig was. Where will the church be? How many Catholics actually live here? There were questions of curiosity and interest. Nothing negative was expressed or said.
|The local director of the program|
These two days were a great introduction to the some of the people in Grainger County. With God's grace maybe things may change in the future. Either way, hopefully the smiles and warm greetings of Br. Craig, myself and the other volunteers lifted a few spirits.