There were smiles, happy tears and exclamations of joy for several unsuspecting, yet thankful, shoppers leaving Save-a-Lot Grocery Store this weekend.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, St. Paul Baptist Church surprised shoppers at the Save-a-Lot on Bonham Street and 7th N.W. by paying an amount towards their total or by paying their grocery bill in full.
Every half hour from open to close, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. members prepared to Be-A- Blessing to families for Thanksgiving.
In total, the church provided groceries for 45+ families, with many members blessing multiple families while there.
Pastor, Dr. Shay Bills said, “The Day of Thanks Giving donations were meant to show the love of Christ to the community and demonstrate that even in the midst of a pandemic and uncertainties the church and residents of Lamar County still have much to be Thankful for and are all in this together.”