Cochran Woman Helps Feed Community on Thanksgiving. | Community Spirit
"It started as a 4-H project for my daughter," said Lisa Dixon of Cochran. Dixon came up with the idea of providing a free Thanksgiving meal for the needy six years ago when her daughter Cher was tasked with a community service project.
Three years ago, it was moved to Big B's BBQ on the Eastman Highway. Dixon said owner James Bass approached her about combining efforts as he wanted to do something for the community. So for the past three Thanksgivings, Dixon and others have volunteered at the restaurant.
Preparing plates, delevering plates, and being a greeter. "Y'all just help yourselves" she yelled out to people coming in a little after 12. Plates were delivered to the Bleckley LEC, PBC, Bryant Health and Rehab Center, Bleckley Memorial Hospital, and the Senior Center.
She estimated 400 people had been served at th restaurant.