Volunteers Give Thanks By Cooking For Others

DERBY - Dozens of volunteers gave up time away from their families Thursday to make sure others had a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner.The Derby Elks Club, Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont, and The Unitarian Universalist Church sponsored the free dinner at the Elks Lodge.The Derby Elks Club started the dinner 10 years ago. Several years ago it joined efforts of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Derby Line that also had a dinner. Yesterday’s dinner served around 400 people both at the Elks Lodge and at their homes.“It’s an amazing community effort,” said Lisa Viles, executive director for the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Vermont. Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.