AOH distributes Thanksgiving Day dinner baskets
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with just a few of the Thanksgiving Day food baskets which were prepared and delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County by members of Jim Thorpe's AOH "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" are, left to right : Jerry McFadden; Chris Heck, an AOH member visiting from Philadelphia; Matt Stinson; and Chip Burnett.
Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Jim Thorpe's "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" met together last Saturday at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse in Jim Thorpe and prepared Thanksgiving Day food baskets to be delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County.
Each of the baskets contained all the trimmings for a hearty holiday meal for a needy family.
The nine parishes receiving the Thanksgiving Day food baskets are : Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph, both in Jim Thorpe; St. Peter the Fisherman in Lake Harmony; SS Peter and Paul in Lehighton; St. Katharine Drexel in Lansford; St. Francis of Assisi in Nesquehoning; Sacred Heart in Palmerton; St. Joseph in Summit Hill; and Our Lady of Lourdes in Weatherly.
In keeping with the AOH's motto of "Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity", in addition to gathering and paying for the food and making up the baskets, the members themselves also personally delivered the food baskets to each parish.
It will be the decision of the pastor of each parish to decide which family will receive the Thanksgiving dinner.