Franklin baseball players hand-deliver holiday meals to area families


Franklin baseball players from left to right: Logan Jones, Ross Barr and Jacob Baldridge are pictured in near the athletic entrance at Franklin Community High School. Jones, Barr and Baldridge along with other members of the baseball team volunteer their time on Thanksgiving to deliver meals to people who cant leave their homes. The baseball team have been delivering meals to shut-ins for the last three Thanksgivings. Mike Wolanin / The Daily Journal

For a few hours last Thanksgiving, members of the Franklin Community High School baseball team brought containers of food to the elderly, needy and those who had no way to leave their homes.

The players spread out turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and other fixings for people who had no other holiday options. They asked each resident how they were doing, talked to them for a few minutes, and wished them a happy Thanksgiving before leaving.

The look on each residents’ face was heartwarming. But their excitement to talk with another person was the best part, the players said.

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