Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers will again host the annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner open to anyone in the community.

A traditional turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be served Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria, 225 Cedar St. in Washington.

A team of volunteers help prepare and serve the meal every year.

There is no cost to attend and people are invited to stay and visit after they eat.

This will be the 22nd year for the dinner, offered to anyone spending the holiday alone, away from family or who simply cannot provide a meal for themselves or family.

Organizers say the dinner is not only about providing a meal, but fellowship. Last year, a record 481 meals were served by volunteers.

Carryout dinners will be available to those unable to attend because of sickness or physical impairments. For carryouts, people may call Tom at 314-603-2385.

People interested in volunteering also are asked to call the same number.

Monetary donations also are being sought. Checks payable to Thanksgiving Day Dinner may be mailed to Nancy Wood, treasurer, 119 E. Fourth St., Washington.

Any leftover food will be donated to local food pantries.