The organization holds an annual “Thank You Day” for the elderly


Hundreds of Lafayette seniors are better fed tonight after receiving a big “thank you” from a local organization.

The African American Heritage Foundation hosted the 28th annual “Thanksgiving Day” at the Martin Luther King Center.

Organized as a drive-through event to keep everyone safe, the organizers were able to feed 500 elderly people. Seniors were also able to register for prizes which were handed out later in the day, including rockers and cash.

The association says it is proud to continue the tradition initiated by its late founder, Je’nelle Chargois, 27 years ago.

Organizer Deborah McZeal explained the goal of the day.

“Today we appreciate our seniors. Every year we do this is our 28th annual Seniors Appreciation Day,” she said. “They have been out here for seven hours and their names are also written on a drawing …”

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