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Submitted Photo Retired Col. Hoyt Holland, spoke to the Sunshine Club. From the left are Nancy Horne, Holland and Sara Tanner.

Staff Reports

MOULTRIE — The Sunshine club met recently in the Oakdale Baptist Church Social Hall.

Dorothy Spruill introduced Holland, a 35-year Army veteran who served in Korea, and other locations during that time. His rank was colonel when he retired.

Holland related how he has been volunteering for many years, raising money for buses and driving buses to carry veteran’s to Lake City Hospital from Moultrie, Valdosta, Thomasville, and other locations. All expenses were from donations that he was responsible for getting. He and several more, including his wife Faye, Nancy Horne, Sara Tanner, Faye Rowe, and many others have been involved in getting the food together and taking the bus to Lake City, carrying sausage and biscuits, coffee for breakfast, sandwiches, cookies, chips and other food for lunch. All this food was donated by some of the local churches and businesses. This bus goes to Lake City every Thursday.

Holland and other volunteers are responsible for getting clothing, and other items for the homeless veterans and their families. They make lap robes, bags, etc., so the veterans can carry their personal items with them and use the lap robes to keep warm. Anyone wanting to donate any items to this cause, can contact Hoyt or Faye Holland, Sara Tanner or Nancy Horne.

Horne and Tanner also shared some of their volunteer experience with the bus, food, and other things that went on in this endeavor.

The Rev. Tim Dudding used Romans 8:28 and the story of Esther for his devotion. He also prayed for the sick in the community.

Birthday honorees for October were Doris Abbott, Dorothy Spruil and Sara Tanner. Hoyt and Faye Holland were the anniversary honorees.

Door prizes went to Odelle Cato and LaRue Abbott. Mildred Rentz shared flowers from her flower garden for each of the food tables.

A covered dish dinner was seemed to be enjoyed by all.

Dorothy Spruill dismissed the group with a prayer.

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