Community Thanksgiving Dinner needs volunteers

By Community Thanksgiving Staff
November 03, 2014

Many volunteers are needed for the 19th Annual FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner which will be held at the McPherson Community Building at 122 East Marlin on Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Volunteers are needed in various areas. Families and individuals are welcome to help assist in setting up the facility on Wednesday, November 26th in the Community Building and at the McPherson Senior Center with preliminary meal preparation. Help is also needed on Thanksgiving Day serving and preparing the meal, transporting the food and cleanup. All volunteers need to call 245-0313.

If you wish to donate pies, call 241-8501. Due to Kansas State regulations and lack of refrigeration at the site, only fruit pies and pecan pies can be accepted if made in home kitchens. Pumpkin pies can be accepted if they are made in State approved kitchens or purchased from commercial outlets. Sugar Free pies are also accepted, but need to be marked.

To make reservations to attend the dinner, call Judy Dombaugh Miller at 241-1292 by or before the cutoff date of November 25th. To make reservations for carryout meals or delivered meals call 241-1292. Volunteers who work at the dinner and also wish to eat at the dinner must make a reservation be calling 241-1292.

The doors of the Community Building will not open on Thanksgiving Day until 11:15 a.m. due to organizational instructions. The FREE Thanksgiving Dinner is open to anyone in the area with a reservation and will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

If food is left over after all are served, it can be picked up after 1:30 p.m. Please bring your own containers.

The FREE dinner is paid for through the generosity of area businesses and individuals and served by community volunteers. No donations will be taken at the door, but if you wish to help with expenses you may mail a check in advance to Community Thanksgiving, Inc., PO Box 14, McPherson, Kansas 67460-0014.

If you have any other questions, you can call 241-0035.