Posted by Barbara Beagle on Nov 21, 2019
Last year's Silverdale Rotary Thanksgiving Turkey Trot proceeds are feeding vulnerable families this Thanksgiving!  On November 21 Rotarians and community volunteers packed 246 bags and delivered them to Central Kitsap schools, who specifically screen for the most needy families.
Rotarians and volunteers came together like a well oiled machine!  Thanks to the entire Scheffer family who transported 117 cases of food to the Mall (led by President Christie who organized the event, contacted schools, and ordered the food).  Thanks to Kitsap Mall and manager Erin Leedham for providing the terrific venue,  to Scott Shoemaker (pictured above), Matej Kunak, and Kevin Moran who pushed very heavy carts outside for loading; to Erin Shannon who directed how many bags went to which school and in whose car.  There are many, many others who were so important to the success of this event.
Pictured: Loading bags into Rotarians' cars for delivery to schools, with Mary Hoover and Kim Peterson ensuring correct quantities
When Brian and Barbara Beagle delivered 20 bags to the Barker Creek Community School (pictured above), the staff POC described chatting with tearful and grateful mothers who constantly worry about feeding their children.  Kudos to the Barker Creek staff who also took up a collection and bought 20 turkeys to go with the bags!
Pictured: Rotarians Brian Beagle, Scott Slocum, and the indefatigable Jack Jensen!
The annual Silverdale Rotary Turkey Trot is an event with a purpose - to feed the hungry in Kitsap.  Last year the participants ran, and today we delivered! 
Silverdale Rotarians - People of Action!