Make plans to enjoy this noon meal with family and friends at the American Legion in Grant. Bring a salad or dessert—all else will be furnished. Volunteers can call 352-4574 to help with preparation.
By Jan Rahn
It’s November—time to whet the appetite for the grandest feast of the year. Thanksgiving is just three weeks away.
The entire community is once again invited to come together to enjoy the day with food, family, friends and the tradition of being grateful.
On Thanksgiving Day, come to the American Legion Hall at 3rd and Washington in Grant to enjoy the noon meal. Bring the family, bring a dish, and of course, bring a hefty appetite.
This is the 26th annual community Thanksgiving feast—but it takes several volunteers to pull it off.
Bob and Dee Ann Tatum will be hosting the event for the 10th year. This very dedicated couple gives generously of their time year after year to assure that everyone in the area gets the opportunity to enjoy a traditional and abundant Thanksgiving feast.
The dinner is for everyone—singles, couples, families.
The generosity of local businesses will again contribute to the meal’s success. Hatch’s Super Foods is donating 11 plump turkeys.
Pankonin’s Heaven Scent Bakery will donate dozens of freshly baked dinner rolls. A cash donation from the Perkins County Health Services employees blue-jean fund will help purchase some of the all-important Thanksgiving Day foods.
The bulk of the meal will be provided—those who attend are asked to bring their favorite salad or dessert to share.
Besides the turkey and rolls, items furnished include homemade dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce with pecans, traditional Indian corn, green beans, and more. Drinks and table settings are also included.
Depending on circumstances, the meals have been attended by anywhere from 100 to 300 people.
Carry-out is available. There is always extra food to be taken home and enjoyed as leftovers.
To help with the meal preparation, volunteers are needed to help cook the turkeys, peel potatoes, cook, set up tables, serve and clean up.
Please contact the Tatums at 308-352-4574 to assist with the Thanksgiving Day feast and join in an ongoing tradition in celebrating the community’s blessings on Nov. 24.