Thanksgiving Day dinner deliveries planned by church

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Lewisburg church project served 500 Thanksgiving dinners last year and this year, a spokesman says, the goal is to serve 700 dinners.

Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, a roll and pie are planned for delivery by volunteers, according to Hank Arsenault, a LifeSong Family Church member, who says First United Methodist Church and other congregations are participating.

"They try to provide canned drinks, but it depends on how it works out," Arsenault said.

As of Monday afternoon, 410 names had been received by the volunteers for delivery of the meals, Arsenault said. At that time, the volunteers hadn't received names provided by educators, he said.

Arsenault said the LifeSong Family Church Thanksgiving Day Outreach is to start delivering the meals at 8:30 a.m. and continue through 11 a.m. on Thursday next week. All the meals are to be delivered by noon, he said.

The meals are to be cooked in the kitchen of the LifeSong Family Church on South Ellington Parkway. Volunteers and recipients may offer to participate by calling the church at 359-6112.

The LifeSong Family Church Thanksgiving Day Outreach is supported by church offerings and donations from various businesses in the county.