Community Thanksgiving Day dinner is on in Little Falls; volunteers needed

The Community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Little Falls Community High School commons. Pictured are members of the community who have already volunteered and encourage others to do so as well, front row (from left): BreeAnn Rakow, Becky McGuire and Sheila Funk. Back row: Nate Bjorge, Stephen Jones, Terry Bernardy, JaBeaua Bachan and Tim Sumner.

The Community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Little Falls Community High School commons. Pictured are members of the community who have already volunteered and encourage others to do so as well, front row (from left): BreeAnn Rakow, Becky McGuire and Sheila Funk. Back row: Nate Bjorge, Stephen Jones, Terry Bernardy, JaBeaua Bachan and Tim Sumner.

The Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner for 2013 will be held Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Little Falls Community High School commons. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to assist with meal preparation, serving and clean-up following the dinner, and to provide transportation to those who do not drive. Pies or other desserts can be delivered to the Little Falls Community High School Commons area starting at 8 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28. Volunteers can contact Tim Sumner at (320) 630-6260.

Donations are currently being accepted to help offset costs of the meal. Those willing to contribute can make checks out to: Little Falls Area Ministerial Association (LFAMA) and send them to: Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 466, Little Falls, MN 56345.

The Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC) is partnering with the event again this year, through the “Live Better! Live Longer!” project (Eat, Move, Belong). Conversation cards will be featured at each table to help facilitate a spirit of connection and belonging. Additionally, information about healthy eating and recipes will be available. This year’s chef, JaBeaua Bachan, is excited about sharing his culinary skills and supporting a great event which draws the community together.

There is no charge to attend the Community Thanksgiving meal, although contributions are accepted. The purpose of the Thanksgiving Day community meal is to bring people together to celebrate and give thanks for the many blessings in the community, the group said.

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