Good Hope talks Community Thanksgiving Meal, Christmas

Councilman Greg Brown, center, announces upcoming Sizzlin' Senior events. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The 11th annual Good Hope Community Thanksgiving Meal will take place this Wednesday at Good Hope High School. City employees, along with volunteers from the school and community organizations, will help serve the free meal beginning at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Mayor Jerry Bartlett and the Good Hope City Council discussed the event at Monday night’s council meeting. They want to make sure those who are sick or homebound have their meals delivered. Others can either stay and eat in the cafeteria with family, friends and neighbors or get meals to go.

The City encourages everyone to invite family, friends or someone in need. There is a five-plate maximum per car for take-outs. The meal is made possible by donations and volunteers. Call Good Hope City Hall at 256-739-3757 for sick or homebound deliveries or for more information.

Councilman Greg Brown hopes those community members older than 55 will take part in the Good Hope Sizzlin’ Seniors activities. This Tuesday, Nov. 26, the group will celebrate with a “Friendsgiving” meal at city hall. There will also be fun games and a penny auction. The meal will be served at 11 a.m.

The next Sizzlin’ Seniors day trip has been planned and will take place Feb. 13 with a fun Valentine’s Day trip to YESTERDAYS Event Center in Athens for lunch and the “Silvery Moon” Big Band Valentine’s Show. Other details are still being worked out.

The Good Hope Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The Christmas in the Park festivities will take place immediately following the parade. Christmas in the Park will have many great activities for the family. Free hot dogs, chili, chips and drinks will be served. Kids can visit with Santa, make fun crafts, enjoy a train and hayrides and SNOW! All activities are free, including photos with Santa.

The council also took advantage of a light agenda Monday and asked the City’s road and maintenance department employees to come by and introduce themselves.

Bartlett praised the crew, saying, “I am really proud of the staff that we have. These guys right here work hard and they are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be.”

Just in time for the holidays, the workers received their one-time pay adjustment for 2019.

The next Good Hope City Council meeting will be Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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