Marion Baptist Church hosts sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner

MARION — For those spending Thanksgiving alone or want to skip the fuss and muss of hours in the kitchen, residents can enjoy the good food and fellowship offered by Marion Baptist Church.

On the day Americans set aside for giving thanks, Marion Baptist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26.

For the church, the sixth annual free meal is an opportunity to give back to the community.

Everyone in Marion and surrounding towns and villages is welcome — singles, couples, families and groups of friends and neighbors.

The traditional meal will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and all the trimmings, followed by pumpkin pie and an assortment of tempting desserts.

“We welcome everyone to come and share a delicious, homemade, family-style Thanksgiving dinner,” said church member Peggy Hoard. “Folks who’ve joined us in past years say they really like the food and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.”

There is no charge for the meal. Advance reservations are appreciated, but not required.

Shut-ins can call the church in advance and request to have a meal delivered to their home. For those wishing to attend on Thanksgiving day but don’t have transportation, a ride will be arranged by calling the church.

Marion Baptist Church is located at 19909 40th Ave. in Marion. For advance reservations, to arrange meal delivery or transportation, contact Pastor Dennis Williams at (231) 388-0019.