Pat on the back for 'Souper Bowl'

The city of Marshall deserves a pat upon its back for what its residents can do when asked. If I could, I would give each, and every one of you that well-earned reward.

This was the third year for Marshall Against Violence to conduct a 'Souper Bowl of Caring" food drive in partnership with Mission Marshall.

Thanks to the very generous doors, we were able to donate 420 pounds of badly needed food to the Mission.

I'd like to begin by thanking Judge Clarice Watkins for her donation.

She has been a consistent supporter of Marshall Against Violence, and it has always been a pleasure to work with her. She has been continually engaging in raising awareness of our food drives, public awareness campaigns, and more.

I would also like to thank Public Information Officer Kelly Colvin of the Marshall Police Department, another constant source of support and assistance. She, on behalf of the officers in the Marshall Police Officers Association, helped spread awareness of the need for donations, as well as collected canned goods.

The same thanks to Brian Mathis representing the Marshall Firefighter's Association who not only was kind enough to donate, but also took time out of his day to help us carry everything to the Mission.

There are more who I could thank, but as I said in the beginning, I think that everyone in Marshall should feel proud. We can pull together to help end the problem of feeding the needy, just the same as we can any others.

Thank you again or all of your help and support. We would be unable to do what we do without it.

Jonathan McCarty, Marshall