Fannin County Good Samaritan’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner


L-R Carl Bender CFO, Carlie Hammond CEO, Bob Coleman Manager Blue Ridge Home Depot.


We interviewed Carlie Hammond CEO of Fannin County Good Samaritans. The Good Samaritans of Fannin County have been providing a Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the Fannin County High School since 2010. The Fannin County Good Samaritans is an association of 14-17 local churches made up of many different denominations.

Last year they served over 570 meals. They have meals to-go for homebound people who can’t get out along with Meals on wheels delivery. There is no charge for the meals but donations are accepted.


You may have attended the Good Samaritan Labor Day BBQ. The fund raising money goes into the benevolent fund to help pay for the cost of the meal. Many local businesses get involved like Walmart which donated turkeys, Family Connection, and the Chattanooga Area food bank donated potatoes and vegetables, Fannin Hospital donated 600 servings of cornbread for dressing and gloves and papers goods and everywhere you look you see Dairy Queen cups. Hammond told use that so many businesses helped with donations that she could not remember them all off the top of her head and didn’t want to forget anyone.

Last but not least the great volunteers who work all day preparing and serving the food. It takes about 110 volunteers. “Jesus came to serve not to be served.”

I really enjoyed seeing this great act of serving the community with a smile, love, and a meal.

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Good Samaritans of Fannin County will have a food booth set up at Light Up Blue Ridge selling Turkey Soup, Turkey Sandwiches, and Ribs. All money raised goes into the benevolent fund.

If you would like to volunteer or donate to the benevolent fund you can contact them at:

Good Samaritans of Fannin County
P.O. Box 1865
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513

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