A Thanksgiving Feast for Riverton’s homeless; 5K for Humanity
The Mocassin Lake Challenge Committee’s (MLCC) Mike Chingman was the organizer of Saturday’s “5K for Humanity” event that took place at Riverton’s City Park. After around 14 dedicated runners gathered at the band shell and returned from their run, committee members arrived with food and began serving a Thanksgiving Feast for the homeless and those in need.
“The MLCC is going to do something in each community throughout the year and we just felt it was a good deed to help those people at the park and give them a Thanksgiving dinner,” Chingman told County 10. “We don’t know if they even get one or if they go to their family’s place. We just wanted to show them that there are people out there who care.”
Chingman says that committee members served up all of the food to the nearly 40 people who were in attendance for the feast, reporting that “Some of my committee members ran to Walmart and loaded up with wool socks, gloves, and stocking caps and then handed those out as well.”
A community comes together
All of the committee members arrived with food in hand. According to Chingman, “three of them cooked turkeys, I made the stuffing and others made the Cranberries and stuff like that. KFC donated the mashed potatoes and gravy and the green beans.” Volunteers of America and The Center of Hope in Riverton also donated the pies that were served for dessert at the event.
Chingman was adamant about his future plans for the MLCC, stating, “The Moccasin Lake Challenge Committee will be doing things throughout the year. We just want to show the humanitarian and positive things that Fremont County holds.”
Members of the Moccasin Lake Challenge Committee: Michael Chingman, Dani White, Francene Shakespeare, Terah Ute, Julie Hermanyhorses, Chico Hermanyhorses, Kelly Goede, Renee Manzaneres, Allison Sage, and Neomi Harris
Additional Volunteers for Saturday’s event: Mackenzie Shakespeare, Jori Shakespeare, and Nico Brown