Organizations plan Thanksgiving meals



November 19, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The nascent Sunday Soups campaign to provide warm, weekly meals to anybody who wants one has set its sights on Thanksgiving.
Sunday Soups organizers will provide a heaping helping of food and fellowship, starting at 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at First Presbyterian Church.
Organizers will prepare turkey or ham, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and drinks.
Volunteers are needed to help make the proceedings go off without a hitch, including some to help prepare the food the day before.
“We could use anywhere from two more volunteers to five or six more,” said Paige Olson, one of the organizers.
Sign-up forms are available via the Sunday Soups Facebook page.
Olson noted the Thanksgiving meal is planned in addition to the weekly meals, which are served from 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday. Regular Sunday Soups sessions are planned for this Sunday as well as Nov. 30.

A COMMUNITY Thanksgiving also is planned at LaHarpe City Hall.
The meal runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for those eating in; carry-out meals also will be provided.
Light of LaHarpe Church members, who offered up a similar Thanksgiving feast to nearly 100 locals last year, will once again provide turkey, hot rolls and tea or water.
Organizers are asking those who are participating to bring a side dish to share.
They are encouraged to contact Pastor Duwayne Bearden, (620) 228-1829, or Durenda Frye, (620) 625-2075, to coordinate side dishes.

IN MORAN, Marmaton Valley High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter will offer Thanksgiving meals to all area senior citizens at noon Tuesday in the school’s auxiliary gymnasium.
The meals are prepared by FCCLA members under the direction of Elaine Stewart.
A short program will follow the meal.
To reserve a seat, call (620) 237-4251.