Fire up the grill: Texas Farm Bureau Insurance agents serving 500 hamburgers over the next two days.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Stephenville and Dublin Texas Farm Bureau Insurance agents are firing up the grill and planning to serve 500 hamburgers over the next two days.

And that’s good news for local bank employees who have lunch coming their way this afternoon.

Thursday’s meals will be delivered to the banks as a “thank you” for the long hours employees worked to ensure that area businesses and residents secured the financial resources they needed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ricky Thurman

“Many bank employees worked weekends and late evenings for several days processing SBA loans that have helped keep our economy moving,” said agent Ricky Thurman.

(A big shout out to Ken Luker at TexasBank for securing loans for our small business and our friend David Baskett at Citizens National Bank for sharing his knowledge and advising us. Enjoy those burgers!)

The agents will do it all again on Friday, this time providing drive-thru meals to anyone who has been negatively affected by COVID-19.

“This could be business owners or employees who were forced to stop work, reduce work functions or anyone laid off or on reduced hours,” Thurman said. “There is no need to provide any proof you were negatively affected. As insurance professionals, it is in our blood to provide help when disaster strikes, so we just want to do a little something to help people out in some small way.”

Friday’s meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance parking lot located at 1735 W. South Loop.

All of the supplies were sourced locally.

The meat and cheese came from Thompson’s Custom Meats and Processing in Dublin (formerly Clay’s Processing), vegetables from Littlejohn’s Produce, buns purchased from Hard 8 BBQ and drinks purchased from The Water Shop.

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Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com