To the Readers' Forum:
Fall. When we think of fall, we think of harvest time. A time when we see the harvest of the seeds planted months before. And isn't it amazing how much more we reap than what we sow! One little seed produces many more of its kind. Fall also brings to mind Thanksgiving. A time to give thanks for the harvest. That first thanksgiving was a time of thanking God for a good harvest and new friends.
It is in this spirit that we at T.K. Ribbings Family Restaurant will again put together a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. This will be the 17th year that we have had the privilege to serve our community in this way, endeavoring to help those who may have fallen on hard times, or the elderly and others who are alone, and those who may be traveling through and area way from loved ones. our goal is to provide not only a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the ''fixins,'' including dessert, but to also provide fellowship and caring to all who would come. We also try to provide this same dinner complete with fellowship and love to those who are shut-ins, regardless of the reason they cannot get out.
In the past, we have asked for donations and you have generously helped out. The past few years, we have served upward of 1,500 dinners! This year, we are again asking for ''donations.'' As in the past, we are in need of turkeys, pies (''thaw and serve'' or baked), monetary gifts and volunteers. We would like to offer you a chance to be a part of the ''blessing,'' by helping out those who need it most. You cannot lose! When you sow a seed into the life of a person, it will always come back to you in a greater harvest!
So, if you are interested in sowing into the lives of those in our community by helping us supply this need, please contact us. You can call us at 665-3474, stop in, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put ''Thanksgiving 2012'' in the subject box. As always, checks can be mailed to T.K. Ribbings, 153 W. Main St., Falconer, N.Y. 14733. Thanks and ''Happy Thanksgiving!''
Steve and Kay Ribbing