First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro will once again be providing 800 Thanksgiving meals to Wilkes residents on Thursday.
Feed My Sheep Ministries will also be holding two community Thanksgiving Day lunches.
The 26th annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 23, with the goal to serve serve 1,100 meals. She said it's always an honor to help on a holiday like this. So far, no one has stepped up to do that. He said people of all ages and all walks of life are welcome to spend time and eat a warm meal in his church. "Unfortunately, we've gotten older". But Thanksgiving is going to feel a little different this year in Herrin, because they will be missing an important part. That year, five turkeys were served.
"This is a place they can come whenever they need anything", she said.
400 people are expected to attend the event.
"It went really well previous year, and we just think it's a really good outreach to our community". While the outreach began with just church members serving, Every said more recently, people from the community have called interested in volunteering to serve the meal.
Churches offer Thanksgiving dinner
"Villisca has a lot of widow ladies and gentlemen", said Carole, "and also single-parent families".
Everyone deserves a hearty Thanksgiving meal. They are depending on that community to make the 50th anniversary of the dinner a success.
"We're not doing eat-in this year, so we just chose to do the sending out part for a Thanksgiving delivery", she said. In addition, more than 30 families from the Eagle Rock community volunteer to cook the turkeys.
One traditional opportunity will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Centralia. Those who want to compete should have their dressing to the community center by 10 a.m. Wednesday.
"We're just trying to live and serve".
Dinner organizers posted to Facebook Tuesday that an anonymous local attorney has donated the remaining $4,000 needed.
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