Coldwater’s Mayor Glenn Billingsley took on a mission of the heart to provide a happy Thanksgiving for the elderly and underprivileged residents of his town.
Billingsley and his family took it upon themselves to use their own money to purchase turkeys and hams along with all the canned and dry goods necessary for a Thanksgiving meal and filled 25 boxes to deliver to families in Coldwater Thursday, Nov. 18.
“I wanted to deliver it to them before they get their Friday paycheck, so they didn’t have to worry about spending their money on Thanksgiving,” said Billingsley.
Billingsley purchased turkeys and hams, sweet potatoes, onions, canned green beans, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, Stove Top dressing, cornbread, cake mixes and frosting to fill boxes.
“There should be enough in the boxes to feed a family of 12,” said Billingsley.
Billingsley doesn’t take credit for his good deeds, however.
“I just really want to give all the glory to God for blessing me so I can bless others,” said Billingsley.
Billingsley became Mayor of Coldwater in July 2021 beating out long-time Mayor Jesse Edwards. Since taking office, Billingsley has worked to make improvements to the town including renovations to Town Hall, road construction and beatification projects around the town. This act of giving back to the community is the latest of Billingsley’s efforts to make changes in Coldwater.
“I want people to see that we are doing great things in Coldwater,” said Billingsley. “We’re doing great things here.”