The Free community feast is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. On Thanksgiving Day, residents of the Port Clinton area are invited for a fabulous Turkey dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Adams and 2nd Streets, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. To celebrate the holiday, volunteers and committee members create a festive atmosphere and prepare a buffet of traditional foods for all to enjoy.
“If you are willing to pitch in and spend some time preparing the food, helping us serve or delivering to our community shut-ins, we would love to have you in the crew,” said Chairman Ginna Fall. “We continue to grow. It is great fun to see our friends and neighbors gathering every year. It really embodies the original meaning of Thanksgiving.”
The committee continues to invite new volunteers, as well as those who have assisted in past years, to help in the Fellowship Hall. “We welcome new smiling faces to help every year. We have been very fortunate to continue to have people step up and spend the day working with us.” Volunteers work in the kitchen and in the dining hall overseeing table service, greeting, delivery coordination, and food preparation and clean up. This event is made possible through monetary and food donations from the community as well as the great amount of time given by local volunteers and committee members.
All are welcome to the free Thanksgiving Feast. “We love welcoming families who are gathering for the holiday. We work to make sure they all get to sit together and stay as long as they want.” The committee encourages area residents to bring families and friends, or to come alone and sit with our groups, and join in celebrating this important time of togetherness. Reservations are never required. “Most of our people join us because their family is scattered and they are looking for the fellowship they find here,” said Fall. “You can expect a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Come and dig into the potatoes and vegetables and never leave without a great piece of pie!”
To volunteer, call Ginna Fall, 419-967-0185. To donate food (hams, turkeys, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, carrots are needed), or for more information, call Karen Reed 419-967-0814 by Fri. Nov. 22. Every year, volunteers deliver meals to area shut ins. If you know a shut in who would enjoy a hot turkey meal for Thanksgiving, please contact Ginna Fall by Tues. Nov.20th at 419-967-0185.