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Fairmont Union Mission Serves More Than 500 Meals on Easter Sunday

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The Union Mission in Fairmont serves meals for the less fortunate every day, and Easter Sunday is no exception.

"We are delivering Easter meals in house, both sides are coming in and eating in or taking the meals home," said Brandon Wood, Union Mission office coordinator.

A traditional Easter dinner was served in the mission, taken out, and delivered to homes.

"We delivered about 450 meals out to people in the neighborhood or the community," Wood said.

The meal was complete with ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, and dessert. About 40 volunteers helped to make the day a success.

"It's a commitment they come at about 9 a.m. The drivers go all over, we give them routes. They love to do it, every time they come in everyone has a smiling face and they love to give back," said Wood.

Betty Colhouer started at the mission as a volunteer five years ago, but now she cooks there full time.

"After a while I thought if I'm going to keep volunteering and they want me here almost every day I might as well get a job. So I've been doing it almost five years now," said Colhouer.

Colhouer said the feeling she gets from giving back to the community is the best part.

"It just makes you feel like you've done something worthwhile when they come up and compliment you on the meal. It just makes you feel good," Colhouer said.

Wood said he can't think of a better way to spend his Easter Sunday.

"As our mission we love to celebrate Easter, resurrection and life. What better way to do that than to provide a meal for a family or someone who is unable to have it," Wood said.

The mission served about 500 meals altogether on Sunday. For information on the mission or how to help visit its web site here.

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