Harvest Ministries of Wadesboro donates free Thanksgiving turkeys

By: For the Record
For the Record Harvest Ministries volunteers and Pastor Steve Adams, center, gave out free turkeys to unsuspecting county residents, visiting homes, shopping centers and more.
For the Record Several area residents were surprised by free turkeys on Nov. 19 from Harvest Ministries.
For the Record Pastor Steve Adams, second from right, helped his congregation give away free turkeys to random people on Nov. 19.
For the Record Pastor Steve Adams, left, leads Harvest Ministries, which gave out Thanksgiving turkeys last month.

Harvest Ministries held its fourth annual Great Turkey Giveaway Saturday, Nov. 19.

This year, Harvest went to various neighborhoods, shopping centers and local businesses to randomly distribute the 75 turkeys to unsuspecting individuals.

“Each year, this giveaway proves to be a huge blessing and surprise to the community and people,” Steve Adams, the church’s lead pastor, said. “We are thankful for the partnership of so many people in our county and surrounding areas to allow us to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little less expensive for so many people.”

Donations of various amounts were received from more than 50 individuals and many businesses to make the giveaway possible.

“As people that believe in and follow the example of Jesus Christ, there is no better way to show the message of Christ – than by being the message of Christ, which was to give, bless, help, and reach people,” Adams said.

In additions to distributing the turkeys, Adams and the people of Harvest were able to offer words of encouragement, hope and prayers to many people they met along the way.

Harvest thanked Commissioner Vancine Sturdivant, precinct officials at the Anson County Board of Elections, local businesses and the congregation of Harvest for their generosity and love shown during this year’s Turkey Giveaway.

Harvest is now gearing up for the 17th annual Community Christmas Blessing event, which will be held in partnership with Anson County Toys for Tots on Sunday Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the main auditorium of Harvest Ministries. Donations of new toys, prizes, door prizes and finances will be collected through Dec. 16 to provide Christmas for many families and children.

For more information on the event or donating, contact Adams at 704-695-2879.

For the Record Harvest Ministries volunteers and Pastor Steve Adams, center, gave out free turkeys to unsuspecting county residents, visiting homes, shopping centers and more.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Harvest-Ministries-turkey-giveaway-2016-2-fz.jpgFor the Record Harvest Ministries volunteers and Pastor Steve Adams, center, gave out free turkeys to unsuspecting county residents, visiting homes, shopping centers and more.

For the Record Several area residents were surprised by free turkeys on Nov. 19 from Harvest Ministries.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Harvest-Ministries-turkey-giveaway-2016-3-fz.jpgFor the Record Several area residents were surprised by free turkeys on Nov. 19 from Harvest Ministries.

For the Record Pastor Steve Adams, second from right, helped his congregation give away free turkeys to random people on Nov. 19.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Harvest-Ministries-turkey-giveaway-2016-4-fz.jpgFor the Record Pastor Steve Adams, second from right, helped his congregation give away free turkeys to random people on Nov. 19.

For the Record Pastor Steve Adams, left, leads Harvest Ministries, which gave out Thanksgiving turkeys last month.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Harvest-Ministries-turkey-giveaway-2016-5-fz.jpgFor the Record Pastor Steve Adams, left, leads Harvest Ministries, which gave out Thanksgiving turkeys last month.

For the Record County residents were surprised when volunteers with Harvest Ministries gifted them with turkeys for their Thanksgiving meal.
https://ansonrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Harvest-Ministries-turkey-giveaway-2016-fz.jpgFor the Record County residents were surprised when volunteers with Harvest Ministries gifted them with turkeys for their Thanksgiving meal.

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