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Thanksgiving dinner is served and you are invited to attend

Thanksgiving dinner is served and you are invited to attend

■ Volunteers helping with the seventh annual Freeland area Thanksgiving Day dinner will distribute ordered meals on Thursday.

There will also be a free community Thanksgiving meal served at the Rock Rapids First Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.

The service committee at the church has held this dinner for over 20 years. "Everyone is invited; we just want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy a warm meal surrounded by friends, family and community members".

From 1-7 p.m., a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach coordinator from the Food Bank of North Alabama who will be available to help sign up families who might need food assistance. Previous year 655 meals were served, with 125 people volunteering from 14 churches. "There are so many people in need", she said.

There's room at the table for you

It will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce and pumpkin pie.

According to church secretary Wendy Every, community Thanksgiving dinners began as a way to reach out to the community and fill a void in people's lives who may have found themselves dining alone on the holiday. "The Big Stick", rated R, 1 p.m., Jersey City Free Public Library, Five Corners Branch, 678 Newark Ave. jclibrary.org, 201-547-4543. To volunteer or donate, call The Gather Church at 360-827-0264.

Bishop Brown said this is the seventh year his church has hosted the community Thanksgiving and each year brings about 200 people.

Dinner will be served noon-2 p.m.at the church, which is at Fourth and West streets in Peru. Thanksgiving Dinner, free, all are welcome, 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Urban Mission Church, 505 Newark Ave. urbanmissionjc.com, 21-217-4253.

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