AARP Chapter 1449's food drive held

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Shown during the food drive are, from left, front row: Del Amos, Ola Dempsey, Laura Jones, Natalie Mason, Marian Gordon and Carmen Jackson; and standing, Anthony Jones and Hazel B. Folwer. Not pictured are Al Mason, Andrew Lewis, Ray Fowler, LaVerne Deal, Mary Williams, June Gordon, Mary Cushenberry, Deloris Grace, Shirley W. Lewis, Annie Stephens, JoAnn Williams, Rev. Glenda Ricks, Liz Williams and Katie Douglas.

On Nov. 13, the AARP Chapter 1449 held a Food Drive for the St. Theresa Food Bank. "The members braved the cold weather to collect non-perishable food items," said member Shirley Lewis. Twenty-two persons participated and 791 food items were collected, which also included items purchased from cash donations. "Hats off to Chapter 1449 and thanks to Walmart, 308 N. Airline, Gonzales," added Lewis.

Anyone who is 50 or above and a member of the National AARP Chapter is invited to the  local AARP Chapter 1449 meetings held on the fourth Friday of each month. The meetings take place at 11 a.m. at 2337 S. Robert Wilson, Gonzales. For more information, contact Irma Rixner at (225) 289-8939, LaVerne Deal at (225) 644-2724 or Bertha Washington at (225) 673-5968.