We are going to do things differently this Thursday since it is a major holiday and the parkway is very busy. Other years we have not gone down on the 4th of July. But our nation has gotten very stingy and selfish, so we cannot count on people sharing food with the homeless like we could in years past at such events.
The crowd will grow toward evening, so we plan on arriving two hours earlier than usual, at 6pm. We will not set up our buffet line. Instead, we will have pre-packed lunch bags with sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, oranges, iced tea, and maybe some crackers for a snack later. If you wish to donate any of these, it would be appreciated, since we expect to need 175 bagged meals.
To accomplish this, I will need some volunteers to make lots of sandwiches and get them to my house by 3:30pm on Thursday. I could use more volunteers to help distribute them as well. So, if you are planning on going to Phila. for the 4th, come join us first. We will be working the crowd at 18th & Vine at 6pm.
Please help us spread the word about this change. Pray that we will be able to find parking and that it goes well and in an orderly fashion.