1.5 min readBy Published On: November 11th, 2012Categories: Features0 Comments

A Message from SB Elected Officials

This year, as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our families and friends, we should pause for a moment to remember our many friends and neighbors who are struggling and face difficult circumstances. And in these tough economic times there are many. We all know somebody on our block or on our street who, through no fault of their own, are isolated, or perhaps ill and who will find it difficult to get through this holiday season.

Let’s pause for a moment and pledge to continue the extraordinary tradition and the example of Frank Kelley and his family who have given decades of dedicated service to the St. Augustine’s Food Panty and the St. Augustine’s / St. Monica’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

Through Frank’s service over the years, tens of thousands of people were served turkey dinners, on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, making their day a little bit brighter, their burden a bit lighter. Many came to St. Monica’s lower hall while others received meals at home delivered by the many volunteers. The Kelley operation was something to behold with servers, carvers, waitresses, waiters, cooks, chefs, drivers, cleaners and general helpers of all sorts. It was a well oiled machine under Frank’s direction that existed only for one purpose: to do good.

On this Thanksgiving Day, we salute and recognize the great work of Frank Kelley and strive to continue this great tradition of serving those in need. We encourage people across the South Boston community to join us on Thursday to donate any small amount of time for a good cause. You’ll feel good in doing it. After all, “It is in giving that you shall receive”.

For more information about the St. Monica’s Thanksgiving Dinner visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/feature/tradition