Community Thanksgiving Dinner


Community Thanksgiving Dinner Has Something For Everyone

Fall is in the air and we’re putting out the call for volunteers for the 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We welcome veterans of Thanksgivings past and brand new volunteers.

We need lots of volunteer pie bakers this year. You can bring a homemade pie or a store-bought pie for our dessert table. Bring your pie to the Mullis Center on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day or when you come to the dinner on Thanksgiving day.

We still need volunteers to roast one of the pre-seasoned, oven-ready turkeys, to be served on Thanksgiving Day. You pick it up at the Mullis Center on Wednesday between 3PM and 6PM and put it in the oven at your home on Thanksgiving Day to bring hot and ready to serve at the dinner. There’s even a note attached with the weight of the turkey and recommended cooking time.  

As for the jobs on Thanksgiving Day, we have a variety of things that need doing from dishwashing to serving pie.  The shifts are 1 hour so you are limited only by how much time you want to spend helping or dining on Thanksgiving Day.  Some people come in for an hour or two and some come for the whole day. It is basically organized chaos but lots of fun.

You might be mashing potatoes and someone grabs your elbow and asks if you will help serve coffee. Whatever the job, there is lots of laughter and camaraderie. Over the years this event has grown and last year we served our maximum of just over 500 diners.  

Some volunteers dine with us either before or after their work shift and some go off to other gatherings. We like to help in the kitchen a while and then take a break to enjoy being with friends while having a traditional feast in the dining room. Our favorite part of the day is to look around the dining area. Sometimes there are three or four generations of people from all walks of life sitting together, and sharing a meal. This is what community is all about.

To find out how you can be involved, check the website at   If you just want to enjoy a good old fashioned dinner with friends and neighbors that you may not know yet, come on in and have Thanksgiving Dinner with us.

If you have questions or need assistance signing up to volunteer, call Minnie or Jim Knych at 378-7040.

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 7:59 am by

Categories: Community, Dining
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