More than 1,000 expected for community dinner


By Portia Williams

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WHEELERSBURG — The Wheelersburg area will again this year be blessed with a free Thanksgiving Community Dinner, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from noon until 2 p.m. in the Wheelersburg High School Cafetorium. This annual event is now sponsored by four area churches: St. John Lutheran, St. Peter in Chains Catholic, Wheelersburg United Methodist (UMC) and new this year, Haverhill United Methodist.

Pastor Perry Prosch, Pastor of Wheelersburg UMC, said the purpose of hosting the community dinner is for both food and fellowship. He also said the community dinner has continued to experience growth with each passing year.

“This is something that we have been doing for 10 years, and number one, it is to reach out, and to feed the community,” Prosch said. “It is also for fellowship as well, and it has grown now to where we are at the high school, where we can handle a lot more people, as we are expecting to feed 1,000 people or more this year.”

Preparation will begin at 5 a.m. A multitude of volunteers from each church help prepare, serve and cleanup the meal.

The community dinner will consist of traditional feast of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert are planned. The dinner is always on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Attendees are asked to utilize the high school entrance. The dinner is free, and open to everyone.

For more information call 740-574-2900.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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