McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

November 23, 2012

Gaines Creek Volunteers

By James Beaty
Staff Writer

McALESTER —  

In the spirit of Thanksgiving the Gaines Creek Association of Free Will Baptist Churches are distributing food baskets to area families in need. Volunteer church members assembeled gift baskets which will include assorted canned food and a hot smoked turkey. Pictured from left are, Cecil Day, James Prince, Tracy Blasengame, Dennis Phillips and Nathan Buck smoking turkeys.The Churches have been taking donations for a few weeks and will have the baskets ready for distribution the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. A group of volunteers came together Wednesday morning to start preparing the turkeys to be smoked by seasoning them and wrapping each in foil.