Athens Daily Review:
Published: 21 Aug 2019
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The time of year where the holidays end up upon us is around the corner. Before long we will be leaving the 100 degree temperatures behind for pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha. The stores will have holiday merchandise out. The dollar store already has Halloween costumes.
With all of the shopping, commercialism and greed that can surface around these months, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate and going through hard times.
Guy New is doing just that. He will be opening up his restaurant, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, in Mabank and Rowlett, on a certain day to people in need.
People in need of a meal from the Mabank area, can come eat for free, on a certain day, to be announced.
“No questions asked,” Owner Guy New said “If you need food, clothing, or counseling assistance we will have someone for you to speak with, optionally. Just come in and tell my staff you are in need!”
In order for this event to happen they need sponsors and have fundraisers.
New is currently looking for churches to offer counseling, food banks, clothes closets, shelters and other assistance programs.
“We cook, you take the credit,” New added.
One of these events will be Dickey's fifth annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle, boat and off-road vehicle show from 10-6 on October 12. All donations from this event will go directly to the Feed the Hungry program.