Island Senior: Thanksgiving Take-Out

Posted November 17, 2020 at 5:30 am by

Happy Thanksgiving! Photo/Peggy Sue McRae

“Island Senior” is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae.

Islanders are cre­ative resource­ful people.

For everyone’s health and to see our way through this pan­dem­ic, hol­i­days will be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this year. That does not mean we can­not cel­e­brate, enjoy good food, share with our loved ones even if from a dis­tance, and appre­ci­ate our island community.

Here is some good news. The island’s Com­mu­ni­ty Thanks­giv­ing will hap­pen this year. Adjust­ing to the times, it will be a take-out dinner!

From noon‑3:30 p.m., Thurs­day, Nov. 26, at the Mullis Cen­ter, a hot meal — includ­ing turkey, rolls, mashed pota­toes and gravy, sweet pota­toes, Wal­dorf sal­ad, green beans, and assort­ed pies — will be pack­aged for take out in two or four serv­ings, accom­mo­dat­ing fam­i­lies of two, four, six or eight.

Dri­ve up and your take-out Thanks­giv­ing din­ner will be brought to your car.

There are plen­ty of oppor­tu­ni­ties to vol­un­teer on both Wednes­day and Thurs­day, Nov. 25 and 26. Work­spaces will be set up for cor­rect social distancing.

Here is the link to sign up to vol­un­teer: Take­out Com­mu­ni­ty Thanks­giv­ing Din­ner Vol­un­teer­ing.  You can find more infor­ma­tion on the Mullis Cen­ter web­page or con­tact Diana and Kevin Porter at 360–378-7035 or

If you are feel­ing espe­cial­ly adven­tur­ous, check with your favorite local estab­lish­ments to see what options may be avail­able for Thanks­giv­ing take-out. They are sure to appre­ci­ate the busi­ness. These are tough times for our local busi­ness­es. If shop­ping the day after Thanks­giv­ing is one of your tra­di­tions, sup­port local busi­ness­es by shop­ping local.

Enjoy a qui­et Thanks­giv­ing. It might be kind of nice.

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