Community thwarts "Grinch" for Greenville UMC
The entire community rallied to help when the
Greenville UMC has a message board – an approximately 10 by 12 foot sign – that it uses to publicize events, spelling out the information using individual letters that sit in slots. The sign is highly visible (as a sign should be), located on
Rev. Tana McDonald reports that Ken Donnell, Chair of the church’s Board of Trustees, used spare letters and a bit of humor to create the message, “Please return our letters. Merry Grinch-mas, the
Community members spotted some, tossed in the street near the church. Owners of nearby businesses found others in their garbage cans. When word went out that the letters had been scattered around town, residents began actively looking for them in their own garbage cans, in snow banks, behind buildings – and when they found letters, returned them to the church.
McDonald says the two churches she serves,
All of the letters were recovered.