Escanaba Celebrates Community Thanksgiving Dinner

It was an afternoon of turkey, vegetables, dessert, and fellowship at the Escanaba High School Thursday as the Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held for a 38th straight year.

Several hundred people turned out for the sit-down style dinner, and there were plenty of meals delivered to folks who are homebound as well.

“We do this every year,  because every year, there are people who need a place to go,” event co-organizer Kathy Tall told RRN News. “They either can’t get out, so we deliver a meal, or somebody picks it up for them. Or they come here to eat and be a part of the community. They become a big family. I’m sure that there are people here together, in the same place, every year.”

A group of girl scouts, and a couple of Escanaba Public Safety officers, were amongst the volunteers at the event. The food was all donated by local businesses and individuals, so nobody had to pay for dinner. The leftovers were delivered Thursday afternoon to Delta County food pantries and the domestic violence shelter.