Dozens of families in the Morrison community were provided the fixings for a delicious Christmas dinner thanks to Morrison Ruritan.
Ruritan member Kay Holt says the organization provided 61 food boxes this year.
“It was good to give back to the community. It always is,” said Holt. “We give back to the community in various ways. This is one of them.”
Ruritan members are informed by either the individuals themselves, or by recommendations by people in the community, of those who might need help during the holidays.
The boxes contain everything needed for a Christmas dinner including chicken, eggs, milk, bread, flour, sugar, green beans, pinto beans, corn, cereal, tea bags, cake mix, cake icing, fruit cocktail, cranberry sauce, butter, potatoes, chips and a bag of candy.
The organization has been providing food boxes for several years.
Morrison Ruritan provides many services to the community, including a Fourth of July celebration in downtown Morrison, a scholarship to a graduating high school senior, money to the eighth-grader at Morrison School with the highest GPA, a health fair, a Morrison firemen’s banquet and recognition of Morrison Fireman of the Year, and a citizenship banquet and recognition of Morrison Citizen of the Year.
Morrison Ruritan is a partner in education with Morrison School and is in charge of the Morrison ballparks where hundreds of children play T-ball and softball during the summer.
Fundraisers the club has are a fair food booth at the Warren County A&L Fair, Morrison ballpark concessions, and a Little Miss Valentine pageant.
Morrison Ruritan also sells Christmas ornaments depicting historic buildings in the community as a fundraiser. Among the buildings portrayed on ornaments are Morrison Mill, Morrison School, Morrison Library, Depot, Service Station, and the old Rogers house.
This year’s collectible ornament is the old Barber Shop. The cost is $12. Ornaments can be purchased at Morrison City Hall, Morrison Hardware, Barber Shop, Youngblood’s Service Station, Morrison Library, and the Warren County Trustee’s office.