Marion Baptist Church hosts community Thanksgiving dinner

By Randy Johnston Special to The Herald Review

MARION — It’s just not Thanksgiving without a delicious meal—and Marion Baptist Church is throwing open its doors and serving a complete traditional holiday dinner for residents of Marion and neighboring communities.

Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings — followed by pumpkin pie and a choice of tempting desserts — are on the menu on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24, from noon to 2 p.m.

For those spending Thanksgiving alone, or want to skip the fuss and muss of hours in the kitchen, get a group together and enjoy the good food and fellowship offered by the church.

Everyone is welcome — singles, couples, families and groups of friends and neighbors. For the church, the annual dinner is an opportunity to give back to the community. There is no charge for the meal and advance registration is not required.

“We’re always glad to see people who don’t have anything special planned for Thanksgiving,” said church member Peggy Hoard. “We welcome folks who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner and especially anyone who might have to be alone.”

Special services are available to shut-ins and those in need of transportation. Just call the church if you are a shut-in, and meals will be delivered to your door. If you need transportation on Thanksgiving Day, a ride will be arranged.

Marion Baptist Church is located at 19909 40th Ave., Marion. For more information or to request meal delivery or transportation, call (231) 743-6725 or (231) 388-0019.