The weekend and week of Thanksgiving is by far the most hectic of any other week of the year for me. The weekend before Thanksgiving WSUS and our sister station WNNJ team up for Stuff the Bus. One of the most worthwhile community projects we work on every year. This year our major sponsors were Shop Rite Partners in Caring and Lakeland Bank. Steve Allan and I were at Shop Rite in Franklin Saturday and Shop Rite of Sparta on Sunday. It was pretty cold on Saturday and very windy and cold on Sunday. Joan and Christine from Sussex County Department of Social Services braved every minute of the cold with us. The amount of generosity from both the Franklin and Sparta communities was amazing. Even in these tough times.
By the time we left the Shop right in Franklin Saturday afternoon the bus was jammed. In Sparta we thought we were off to a slow start until one of the managers left us know they were storing donated turkeys in their freezer. Then they wheeled out two shopping carts over flowing with turkeys. Many others donated full carriages of food including Sussex County Commissioner Jill Space. Our long time promotions director J Wizz stopped by to donate and say hello too. She has moved on to a better job but it was great to see her. Time will tell if we were able to break last years record. For now I know we really must be close.
There was some other stuff worth mentioning this weekend. I started to watch "All quiet on the Western Front on Netflix." My review so far is "very realistic." My son Matt and his wife Jess stopped by Sunday afternoon with some home made cranberry sauce. Matt has been making his own cranberry sauce for years. It's excellent! All I know is he makes it with orange juice. I tried to make chicken cutlets in the air fryer. They came out way to dry. I know it can be done. It's probably just a matter of adjusting the cooking time. Miss Gracie came home with more beautiful art work. Her Sunday School teacher said Gracie thought of what to put on all the leaves herself!
I hope you enjoy all of my pictures below