Good Morning Dot Readers!
I hope all is well out there in virtual land. Frequently, we get comments about our staff reporters and the article they write, as well as the bad grammar that they have. As the editor and also the local events reporter, I would like to apologize on their behalf… for nothing. Here at the D.O.T. the writers are volunteers from the T.O.P.S. list of folks who like to help out in the spirit of helping out. The way I look at it, you can’t complain when the labor is free. However, it would be great if someone would make a small donation to the T.O.P.S. computer room as it is in need of updated computers and equipment. The volunteers could also use some literacy classes so if you are a retired teacher or professor, please feel free to come down to the office and speak with Moma Tina, or Ann Reynolds, the office manager and they should be able to help you get started. Call them at 334-671-2882 or go to the website at http://www.theordinarypeoplesociety.org to make online donations or leave messages.
On August 25, 2018, the 12th annual BBQ Community Cookout will be held at 605 N Alice St. to benefit Moma Tina’s Mission House. Okay, here’s the lowdown on the throw down. To celebrate the annual anniversary for the mission house, folks come and bring their grills with enough meat to feed at least 20 people and whatever special sauces they have created to compete in the cookout for the title of Grill Master of the year. The winner will be rewarded with an article in T.O.P.S. Magazine and also a radio slot on WKCG 99.1!
To get more information on how to participate, contact Moma Tina at 334-714-3482 and she can fill you in so you can go down there at two o’clock p.m. on the 25th and fill up on BBQ. Also, coming from the mission house is a request to the general public for food donation supplies. With school being out, there are a lot more people to feed at lunchtime every day, and there is a huge need for bottled water due to the heat. The mission house feeds hundreds of people every day and any help would be much appreciated. There is also a need for bread and pasta. Finally, if you own a local business and would be interested in advertising on thedotonline please call the office or leave your information in the comments section. Please feel free to contact us also with any community news and announcements that you may also have from your local church or civic organization and we will get the word out on our Tuesday bulletin board. Th, Th, Th, that’s all folks, have a great Tuesday!