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Letters: Gibbet Hill Barn Is Perfect Backdrop for Expression of Gratitude & Community

Dear Editor:

Once again the simple elegance of the Gibbet Hill barn was the perfect backdrop for a beautiful expression of gratitude and community. On Thursday, November 17, Groton seniors were invited to the barn to gather as a community, and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

Through the extraordinary generosity of Steve and Nancy Webber, their Gibbet Hill family and Mr. Mark Lynch, a complete Thanksgiving meal was served to 230 seniors at the Grill with an additional 46 meals delivered by the Groton Police and Fire Departments to those unable to attend.

The traditional Thanksgiving feast was delicious but what stood out was the sense of community that filled the room. Our gratitude is immeasurable. This event is possible because the entire community conspires to make it happen; Steve and Nancy Webber and the Gibbet Hill staff with Mark Lynch, secure the donations of food, cook the food and set up the dining room. Groton’s first responders, in their dress uniforms, topped off a sophisticated evening as the Fire Department assisted the Police Department in delivery of meals, transportation and greeting guests as they arrived.

The Council on Aging would like to express our gratitude to the community for their time and commitment in continuing this tradition and demonstrating the true heart of Groton. We have much to be thankful for.

Kathy Shelp, COA Director
Kathy Santiago, COA Activities
Stacey Shepard-Jones, COA Outreach

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