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Good News at Noon to thank volunteers at 30th anniversary dinner
09272017 GOOD
Former Good News at Noon pastor Ed Grant dropped by its midtown Gainesville headquarters to deliver encouragement at the volunteer-driven ministry that feeds the hungry and helps the poor. The organization’s 30th anniversary dinner Thursday is dedicated to its past and present volunteers.
Good News at Noon Director Alejandro Oropeza acknowledged a larger lunch crowd than usual in the dining hall earlier this week. The faith-based ministry founded in 1987 by Hall County teacher Gene Beckstein and his wife Margie, is known well beyond Gainesville for its work feeding the hungry and providing shelter for the homeless. Oropeza’s wife, Beth, graciously greets and welcomes everyone who walks through the doors of Good News at Noon looking for a hot meal. For the past six years, Fletcher Law — a social studies teacher at Wilbanks Middle School in Habersham County — has been the pastor at Good News at Noon.