Saturday, February 5, 2022, dawned bright and cold, a beautiful day for the annual Winn Community Feast. The day began at 6:00 a.m. for the organizers of this event sponsored by local charitable group, Caring & Sharing in Unity for our Community and its supporters, and the Winnfield Civic Center was a hive of activity from that time until about 3:30 or 4:00 that evening.
Grilling/smoking experts, Jessie Phillips, David Fowler, Lee Tilton and Roy Williams, grilled at least 700 pork steaks outside, while others brought in and heated dozens of pans of corn casserole, green beans, rolls, and bread pudding. Drinks were provided by Coca-Cola-Monroe and Mac’s.
According to the organizers, the purpose of the feast was to bring people from all over the community together to show God’s love to others, by contributing, cooking and serving together a free delicious hot meal for anyone in the Winn Parish community who wanted one.
In addition to those who came to the Civic Center to get a meal, hundreds of meals were delivered to elderly, disabled, and isolated people in our community by members of the Winnfield Police Department, the Winnfield Fire Department, Mayor George Moss, and many private members of the community.
From beginning to end, the atmosphere of the Feast site was joyful, generous and loving, with each and every participant uniting to help each other and their community. Anyone who would like to join with Caring & Sharing in Unity in 2023 to participate in this event is welcome. Just contact Shelia Mitchell (318) 209-0089 or Mary Lou Blackley (318) 481-0227.