Possum Town Outreach helps Hancock County

The Wilson Post

Members of the Possum Town Outreach will venture to Hancock County, Tenn. today to give to those less fortunate.

Possum Town Outreach Founder Jerry McFarland said that truckloads of food, clothing and toy donations will bless children in Sneedville this Christmas season. Hancock County is the poorest county in Tennessee, he said. Parent Deborah Heronimus added that they are the ninth poorest county in the United States.

These are people just a couple of hours away from us who are hungry. It touches our childrens hearts to know that not every place is as blessed as Wilson County, she said. There are so many parents and teachers involved. Possum Town Outreach is such a catchy name but it is a wonderful ministry.

The Possum Town Outreach is made up of Friendship Christians bible class, parents and other community volunteers. Heronimus said that she joins on trips to Sneedville to take pictures of students as they serve the community there. The kids really love it, she said.

McFarland said Possum Town Outreach was created over a decade ago and new volunteers join the cause each year. About two years ago a girl said she had been looking for missions work to do and here we are just across the street [from FCS], he said.