Nearly all the planning is complete for Logan County’s two big community Thanksgiving projects, but as always, there are still some last minute needs that can be filled by those still looking to make a difference this year.
The 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Russellville has nearly everything it needs, but a few items still required include pumpkin pies and cans of cranberry sauce.
“We could also use bags of raw potatoes,” said Community Thanksgiving Chairperson Shayna O’Kelley. “Any of those items can either be dropped off at First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday or on Wednesday at Stevenson Elementary after 9 a.m.
O’Kelley also said that if anyone is planning on bringing other side dished, such as green bean casserole or sweet potatoes, to let organizers know if you haven’t already done so. Just call 270-726-6207 or email CommunityThanksgiving@yahoo.com.
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner has plenty of volunteers lined up, but more are always needed at Stevenson Elementary.
All the free delivery meals will be prepared in the Stevenson Elementary cafeteria. Last year there was approximately 775 meals that were delivered and O’Kelley expects a similar number this year.
“The more volunteers we have at Stevenson that morning, the quicker and smoother everything goes,” she said. “So if we can get enough people there to help, those workers will be able to get home in time to have their own Thanksgiving meal if that is what their plans are.”
There will be volunteers at Stevenson from about 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day until whenever the facility is clean, which should be no later than 1 p.m.
The traditional sit-down Thanksgiving meal will once again be held at First Presbyterian Church on West Sixth Street in Russellville. It will be from 1-3 p.m.
Anyone who needs a meal delivered can call 270-726-6207 by Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.
The Lewisburg Community Thanksgiving Dinner also needs a few more food donations.
“We can always use more dressing and ham and desserts – things along those lines,” said organizer Susan Porter. “If somebody wants to help by donating some of that, it would be great.”
The Lewisburg Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewisburg Community Center.
In addition to being completely free of charge, there will also be a few door prizes given away at the event, as well as musical entertainment by Clay Bilyeu.
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