Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving Day community meal

November 10, 2022

A few volunteers are already busy preparing for the annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, but more hands are needed and welcome, said Pam Spurlock, a member of the committee. Each year, about 1,000 meals are served on Thanksgiving Day, which includes deliveries to homebound residents and to the Stephens County Jail.

The event will be held at the First Baptist Church Life Center, and is open to anyone who wants to come and enjoy their meal with others on that day. Serving will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day).

History of this event dates to 1996, when the first community meal was served. At that time, the dinner headquarters were at the First Christian Church in Marlow. This year marks 26 years of turkey tradition.

Volunteer efforts will kick into high gear about 3 a.m. on the day of the big meal, as the turkeys begin cooking.

Individuals wanting to assist, should arrive around 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. There are plenty of duties that need helping hands. Desserts are also needed. It takes about 50 volunteers to make the day go easier on everyone involved.

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