By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 6, 2018
HAHIRA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Hahira legacy is living on in the form of a friendly meal.
Hahira city crews and officials were invited to enjoy a special lunch Thursday for the annual Feed the City Christmas Celebration.
The event was first organized by Eula L. Copeland 17 years ago. Copeland created the event as a way to show appreciation for everyone who keeps Hahira moving forward.
Copeland passed away in 2013, but her family and friends have kept the lunch going in her honor. They said Copeland always wanted to spread love to everyone and encouraged others to do the same.
"Even though she's passed on, it would be a sad case to let her causes pass on," said longtime family friend Eric Wright. "It's something that, the city needs it, and she knew that the city needed it. It's just important to us to honor her by allowing it keep going."
Wright said Copeland would be proud to see the event continue on, and said she's smiling down on everyone.