“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” — Coretta Scott King.

The actions of the community are truly compassionate as a group of locals called  “Taking A Stand 4 Change” is hoping to spread a little love on their neighbors no matter their circumstance or journey in life.

To foster this the group is hosting a free barbecue dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Foreman Prairie House according to group member Shannon Hall-Sanders.

“‘Taking A Stand 4 Change’ is individuals in the commUNITY that see things that we can change working together as a team,” she said. “It is individuals invited to the table to talk, listen, and strategize a plan of action. We welcome everyone to the table.”

Hall-Sanders said the evening is for people who are trying to start fresh, who were battling addiction, had been incarcerated as a way to get some encouragement.

“The reason I started this group is so that we can see through the lenses of the commUNITY,” she said.

Not only will there be the three “Fs” food, fun, fellowship, there will also be some information about resources in the community.

“Resources for people that may need information about our Drug Court, food pantries, Charis, recovery programs, different churches in the commUNITY but most of all love,” Hall-Sanders said. “This is an event to LOVE on people that may have had a rocky past or present. We want to show them that we are people that believe in second chances. Giving them a hand up to make better choices in life.”

For more information see the Facebook event page at “Standing4Change.”

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