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Christian Church hosts annual Hariett Gaskin sweet potato giveaway

Christian Church on Broad Street hosted its annual sweet potato giveaway.

Posted: Oct 18, 2020 1:29 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2020 12:32 PM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Christian Church on Broad Street hosted its annual sweet potato giveaway.

Church members and volunteers loaded over 7,000 pounds of sweet potatoes.

Pastor Eric Ross said this event always brings the community together.

"Just being able to come up and hand them a bag of sweet potatoes and just tell them that we love them and if they need anything let us know," said Ross. "That's what we are here for, we're here for our community."

Church volunteers said the community looks forward to this event each and every year.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, church volunteer Brad Pettit felt it was necessary for him to participate.

"Were hoping that there's a little piece of Jesus in each one of these bags we give away," said Pettit. "Just seeing our community, seeing the smiles on their faces when they are able to pull up, it's a simple bag of sweet potatoes but I think it means a lot more."

Pastor Ross said he hopes this event inspired people around the area to reach out and provide for those in their surrounding areas.

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