Alfreda Barrett, 78 years young from Gardiner, was serving meals this week at the Bread Of Life Soup Kitchen in Augusta. She had eaten many meals at the Bread Of Life Soup Kitchen in the 1980's during a difficult time in her life. The opportunity to serve the meals and a check of $900 donated to the Bread of Life Ministries, was arranged through Maine Health Care Association's 'Live Your Dreams' program.It helps nursing home and assisted living residents realize goals long since given up to age and infirmity. Alfreda had eaten meals 30 years ago at the soup kitchen and not only did she appreciate the food, she liked the companionship. The soup kitchen also provided the second half of Barrett's dream to house the homeless.

Nadine Grasso, vice president of the Maine Health Care Association, said that Barrett's dream was realized with help from the Modern Woodmen of America Junior Club in Farmingdale. They organized a read-a-thon and raised $450, which was matched by the national Modern Woodmen of America program.

Don't forget, starting Monday, the B-98.5 annual 'Tanks'giving food drive begins. It is Central Maine's largest food drive.