Abilenians Against Tenaska and Multi-County Commission Donate Food to First United Methodist Gaylord Pantry
By Joe Starkey
Abilene and Sweetwater residents united to gather several hundred dollars of non-perishable foods as part of their annual giving to the communities where they live. Multi-County Coalition representative Whitney Root asked members to make donations over the course of about a week and a half resulting in ten boxes crammed with food delivered to the Gaylord Pantry of the Sweetwater First United Methodist Church on Monday, December 20th. This was a symbol of their community commitment. The members of Abilenians Against Tenaska and the Multi-County Commission normally do their giving as individuals but this year they wanted to show both the media and the community how much they affect the towns where they live. They are farmers, ranchers, teachers, nurses and other citizens who want their community to remain clean and healthy. Both organizations hope to make community donations an ongoing endeavor. The Multi-County Coalition and Abilenians Against Tenaska have been working together to prevent construction of the proposed Tenaska coal plant just outside Sweetwater.
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