Lunch benefit Sunday, fund set up for Meridian Resident that lost home in tragic fire

The home in the 800 block of Main Street that caught fire last week. A fundraiser benefit has been set up for the owner.

Community members of Meridian have set up a lunch fundraiser for Janice Anderson, who lost her home last week in a tragic fire that spread throughout the house quickly. No one was injured, but many memories and items within were lost. The home was badly damaged. Donations will be accepted at the Meridian Civic Center Sunday, August 6, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will serve a pulled-pork sandwich meal. The meal includes chips and cookies. A fund to benefit the family has been set up at First Security State Bank for those to contribute additional funds.

The majority of the house burned after catching fire late Tuesday, Sept. 2. Meridian Firefighters and other departments remained on-scene in the early of Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Stop by the Civic Center and contribute to help out a fellow community member in need. The drive-through will begin at 11:30 a.m. at 309 West River Street in Meridian, and continue until food runs out. An estimated 200 lunches will be made, and donations will go directly to the family. For more information on the fund and to assist in a time of need, contact FSSB at 254-675-2265 or visit the bank in Meridian 9353 State Highway 6.

Arthur DeVitalis

Arthur DeVitalis has been in and out of Bosque County since he was a child, and grew up deep in the heart of Texas. He's been a resident of the Hill Country and central Texas for 21 years. He came from Toronto, Ontario to small-town Texas. Today as a Texanadian, Arthur is a journalism graduate of the University of Texas of Austin, a visual storyteller, audio producer, editor, publisher and writer. He's inspired by local history, individuals that unify people to serve others, and art in every medium.

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