Cover the Common was a wonderful success. It is such a pleasure living in a community with such spirit. The overwhelming generosity of Londonderry was clearly shown in the over 100 boxes, (an estimated one and a half tons), of food that was place on the common’s bandstand. The food has been boxed, sorted and now waits for its final destination to those that are hungry and less fortunate.
Food began arriving at 9:00 am and continued until 6:00 pm. Young and old alike brought food to the Common. Some boxes were so heavy that two of our volunteers needed to help carry them. The children were the happiest, and the most delighted to drop off the food. They walked up the bandstand stairs proudly presenting their items to the waiting volunteers. Many just stood in wonder as they looked at all of the food and organized chaos surrounding them.
It was wonderful to see the amount of canned meats and tuna fish we collected. We received much needed amounts of syrup and pancake mix, cereal, pasta, sauces, stews, soups, mac and cheese, so many wonderful items that the list could go on and on. Thank you Londonderry – Bless you.
A special thank you goes to the following: Maggie, Bob, and Russel Saur, of Troop 426, Connie and Brendan Wall of the Saint Jude Squires, Karen and Trevor Creed, Katie and Matt Tobin of Troop 109, Sean (of the Godsquad), Donna, and Caty Mahan, Trish Herrmann, Mary Wing Soares and son, Thomas, Sharon Carson and daughter, Deirdre, and Al Baldasaro.
Pictures courtesy of Jamie E. Connolly Parker