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Quiet volunteer Bob Weidner has served in multiple ways


December 2, 2020

For decades, St. Helen Catholic Church has been providing Christmas meals to families in need during the holiday season.

It's a simple act of their faith for parishioners who work behind the scenes to accomplish the task every year.

Bob Weidner has been one of them. For nearly 25 years, he would drive to the food bank in Tangent, and arrange turkey and ham purchases at MegaFoods in Lebanon in order to provide 45 to 60 Christmas dinners.

Though he wished the church could provide more meals throughout the year, he continued to work on the food basket program with his wife, Betty, by his side...

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