Make plans to enjoy this noon meal with family and friends at the American Legion Hall in Grant. Bring a salad or dessert—all else will be furnished. Volunteers can call 352-4574 to help.
By Jan Rahn
Plans are underway for the
28th annual Thanksgiving feast, and the whole community is invited.
Come share a great meal and visit with friends, family and neighbors on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
The community event will be held at the American Legion Hall at 3rd and Washington in Grant at noon. Bring the family, bring a dish, and of course, bring a hefty appetite.
Bob and DeeAnn Tatum will be hosting the event for the 11th time, but they need lots of volunteer help to make it a success. 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.
Local businesses generously contribute to the meal’s success each year— Hatch’s Super Foods is donating the plump turkeys. The General Store in Madrid will bake dozens of dinner rolls. And, of course, cash donations are always appreciated.
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 preparation, volunteers are needed to help cook the turkeys, peel potatoes, set up tables, serve and clean up.
Those volunteering to peel potatoes and set up are asked to meet at the legion hall at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
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. 22.