by Alan Hoskins
Members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College softball team took time away from their Thanksgiving break to help others have a festive Thanksgiving.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Lady Blue Devil softball team coached by Kacy Tillery helped serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 125 tenants and guests from the Planters II high rise facility for elderly and disabled in Leavenworth.
“For the last 10 years, Amy and Janice Carpenter and Joyce Adams have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving dinner for the tenants and their families,” Tillery said. “For many, it’s the only Thanksgiving dinner they will receive and something our softball teams looks forward to and enjoys assisting.”
The menu included five turkeys, three 20-pound hams, 60 pounds of sweet potatoes, 80 pounds of mashed potatoes, buckets of gravy, nine pans of dressing, two roasters of green beans, 14 cans of cranberry sauce, 15 dozen rolls and 30 pies. “A huge success,” Tillery said. “Plenty of food with seconds for everyone.”
In addition to the annual Thanksgiving assistance, the Blue Devil softball team is making available a large assortment of Blue Devil short and long-sleeve T-shirts, hoodies, fleeces and caps. Descriptions and prices can be found on the KCKCC softball website (www.bluedevils.kckcc.edu/sports) or by contacting Kacy Tillery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alan Hoskins is the sports information director for KCKCC.