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Thanksgivers have more food than patrons
by Neill Calabro
Dec 05, 2013 | 1236 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Rusty Bresse’s Thanksgiving tradition continued this year with meals served at the Jonesco Clubhouse and delivered to the community.
Rusty Bresse’s Thanksgiving tradition continued this year with meals served at the Jonesco Clubhouse and delivered to the community.
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For Rusty Bresse, when enacting his traditional holiday community feeding – for the first time in Jones County – it left him one last item to check off.

The banner across Jonesco Clubhouse was taken down. Prior to this, to-go trays filled with Thanksgiving meals were loaded into vans. Before this, dishes were washed, kitchen cleaned, tables folded and gathered.

The only thing proceeding this, from the sacrifice of 45 volunteers, was serving the turkey dinners to 500 people at the feeding line, including 2,000 trays sent out, delivered to those who couldn’t afford or weren’t able to prepare the most family-honored meal of all American traditions.

‘Be at peace with fulfillment’ may be an odd item to have on a checklist, but Bresse has spent almost 30 years feeding communities and employees during this tradition. He expects, when it’s all done and he sits with his own family for Thanksgiving dinner, he will bring an inner joy to the table.

It hadn’t arrived, so the checklist had one box yet filled.

Bresse sat for a breather, going over his day’s tasks – rising at 5 a.m. to cook 14 turkeys, with 450 pounds each of stuffing and potatoes, getting the feast to the clubhouse, hustling from feeding line to kitchen to dining room, even stepping into the cold to check the progress of the barbecue smoker, cooking an additional 20 turkeys outside.

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