Guilford Residents Serve Free Thanksgiving Meals 

Members of the community came together to give thanks and give back by serving Thanksgiving meals to anyone in Guilford.A Thanksgiving dinner was held at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday.Event coordinator Kirsty Pratley says folks prepared and donated all of the dishes.This is the sixth year, the event was held.”It’s all about loving people and sharing the love in whatever form, whether it’s food, turkey or pie, it’s just sharing the love we have for each other,” said PratleyFour years ago, Katrina Taggett put a twist on her traditional thanksgiving dinner.She and her family spent the day volunteering at guilford united methodist church.”I want my boys to value things other than video games, popular culture, I want them to understand that hard work makes a difference,” she said.Since then, serving food to others has become a holiday tradition.”You see a different side of your children that you didn’t realize you were going to, you see professional, caring, polite,” she said.Event coordinator kirsty pratley says all of the food served during the feast was prepared and donated by members of the community.On this Thanksgiving, Katrina’s sons Patrick and Ian will be away from their father who is working, but say they are grateful they and others have a place to go.”Personally helping people young and old I feel like I have something to do,” said Patrick.Last year, more than 100 people received a free meal.