Morenci's community Thanksgiving dinner planned 11.10.2010

Written by David Green.

Reservations are being accepted for Morenci’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in the high school cafeteria.

The Morenci Ministerial Association, along with several volunteers from the community, prepare a full Thanksgiving meal—turkey and all the fixings—and offer it at no charge for anyone who wishes to participate. Donations are accepted to help defray the cost, but it’s not required to pay anything.

The event always draws a mix of people, ranging from those who are unable to prepare a big meal to those who are living alone and want to share in a real Thanksgiving dinner.

Some years guests bring out-of-town relatives to the event. Some people attend for the holiday fellowship provided.

Before the turkey is carved, there’s a lot of work ahead to prepare for the meal.

Anyone wishing to volunteer should call Rosemary at 517/458-7511 or Renée at 517/458-6829. To make a financial donation, call Rosemary.

Reservations to attend the meal should be made by calling Jim and Judy Heiney by Nov. 20 at 517/458-6869. Volunteers will deliver meals to shut-ins. The Heineys should also be called to make arrangements for delivery.

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