Tag archives: Wesley Jones

Festive Feast
By Richard Mineards   |   December 27, 2018

The festive spirit was palpable when the Rescue Mission hosted its annual Christmas Feast, an event I have volunteered at for a decade. The 300 guests were welcomed in the chapel, which is serving as a temporary dining room during multi-million dollar renovations, with plates heaped high by kitchen manager Wesley Jones and his colleagues […]

Ham It up
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2018

Our tony town’s Rescue Mission hosted its annual Easter Feast for our community’s more impoverished residents, and for the 11th year my trusty shutterbug, Priscilla, and I volunteered our services as waiters. Kitchen director Wesley Jones served 320 pounds of ham, 200 pounds of potatoes, 360 pounds of carrots, and 75 pounds of peas to […]

Food for Thought
By Richard Mineards   |   November 30, 2017

Wesley Jones, head of the kitchen at the Rescue Mission, celebrated his first anniversary in the job cooking the annual Thanksgiving Feast for 300 guests, including 960 pounds of turkey, 100 pounds of potatoes, and 80 pounds of stuffing. “It was nerve-wracking when I did it for the first time last year, but I’m now […]