“We felt there was a need,” said event coordinator, Sayre High School math teacher Derek Selleck.
“We hope people come out and put their minds out of it for while,” said Selleck.
Selleck said the community really came together for the dinner with various groups and residents from Sayre and Athens lending a helping hand for the event.
“You see it’s a very caring community,” said Sayre School District Superintendent Dean Hosterman, “The attitude of most people is: what can we do to help.”
Hosterman said the community is giving selflessly by helping without asking anything in return. He also said the school opened its showers from 6- 8 p.m. for use of flood victims and workers.
The community dinner was made by cafeteria staff and Sayre High school teachers along with deserts donated by the community.
The dinner was full service with students, faculty and staff from Sayre and Athens schools serving diners.
Beeman’s Restaurant donated food and members of the community donated water. Local shelters also donated items for the dinner.