Thanksgiving dinner will be celebrated by more than 1,000 local residents during the annual, free Thanksgiving dinner at Court Street United Methodist Church. The dinner, which is one of Rockford’s largest, will begin at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 and continue until 1 p.m.
“This is a tradition of caring and love that has been going on since 1981 at Court Street and touches hundreds in our community,” said Lorelle Wandell, Co-Administrator at Court Street United Methodist Church. “Everyone is very welcome to attend but we especially want the homeless and those who find themselves alone to know they are welcome to take part.”
More than 1,000 dinners were served during the 2014 Thanksgiving celebration and that number is expected to be surpassed this year. Approximately 150 volunteers will step forward to help prepare the 50 turkeys needed, along with the 100 pounds of mashed potatoes and 80 pies. “This wonderful feast and celebration wouldn’t be possible without the help of our loyal and caring volunteers,” added Wandell.
Music and fellowship will also be a part of the Thanksgiving celebration that is being held for the 34th time. All are welcome to attend.
Court Street United Methodist Church is located at 215 North Court Street. Please call the church office at 815-962-6061 during business hours for additional information.