ROGERSVILLE — Amy Puckett knows a thing or two about feeding a massive number of people at Thanksgiving. She’s been doing it for 10 years.
But this year, she’s adding a little muscle to her routine, having solicited the help of the Lauderdale County High School football team.
On Thursday, the team will be at the Rogersville Senior Center serving the very Thanksgiving meal they helped prepare. Puckett, the owner of Rogersville Funeral Home, prepares the feast yearly and this year plans to feed about 150 people who wouldn’t otherwise have a warm Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Although the Tigers have plenty on their minds preparing for Friday night’s third-round playoff matchup with Deshler, team members say they’re all about giving back to the community they love.
“We go out and play football week after week and this community supports us like crazy, every game,” said senior D.J. Simmons. “This is just one way we can give back to them. I’ve never spent much time in the kitchen, really, but this was a good opportunity for us to thank this town so I had to learn.”
The team members who are helping include about 25 student athletes; the starting offensive and defensive lines and senior players.
Lisa Singleton-Rickman can be reached at 256-740-5735 or lisa.singleton-rickman@TimesDaily.com.