IRON RIVER--On Thursday, Nov. 28, First Presbyterian and Grace Covenant churches are hosting the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in Iron River.
All the dinners, delivered and picked up (take-outs) plus the sit down dinner at 2 p.m., are free. “We are counting on a generous community to help us fill out the menu,” said Marilyn Budzak.
“The menu for the deliveries and take-outs is turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry sauce, roll and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. The sit-down dinner may have other side dishes but will be basically the same.
Workers are needed to help prepare the meal, get it ready for delivering, and clean up after the sit-down meal. Call 265-2258 to volunteer your time.
If you wish to have a dinner delivered or picked up, call 265-2018 or 265-2258.
Items needed are:
--Turkeys, between 20 and 25 pounds, cooked, carved and brought to the church by 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. “We need 10 and already have five.”
--Juice or gravy for the turkeys. “This will save a mess and much needed time.”
Also needed are turkey gravy packets, large cans of chicken broth, boxes of stove-top stuffing, instant potatoes, large commercial cans of green beans or corn, canned cranberry sauce, rolls, butter and margerine, milk, lemon, aluminum foil, lemonade, paper plates for dessert, napkins, paper tablecloths and hot-cold cups.
For the sit-down dinner, organizers are also looking for a variety of side dishes such as corn pudding, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and other desserts. Grace Covenant Church has already pledged 30 pumpkin pies.
“This dinner is done on faith in the community,” said Budzak, “with the knowledge that many are so happy to have a nice Thanksgiving meal delivered to them based on the generosity of the public.”
She thanked all those who have helped in the past and who will be helping this year.