By Randy Johnston Special to the Herald Review MARION - Marion Baptist Church invites residents of Marion and surrounding communities to its fourth annual Thanksgiving dinner. Served from noon to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, the traditional meal will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and all the trimmings followed by pumpkin pie and other tempting desserts. There is no charge and advance reservations are not required. The dinner is offered as a gift to the community and everyone is welcome - singles, couples, families and groups of friends. Shut-ins can call the church in advance and request to have a meal delivered to their home. Those who would like to attend but don't have transportation can call the church and a ride will be arranged. According to church member Ron Lloyd, members of the community have reached out to support the church; in the holiday spirit, they have donated food and other resources to help make the event enjoyable for all who attend. "We appreciate all the help," said Lloyd. "We encourage anyone to join us who may be alone on Thanksgiving or who would just like to come and enjoy good food and fellowship." Lloyd invites attendees to get a group together. Bring family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, he said. It's a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. Marion Baptist Church is located at 19909 40th Ave. in Marion. For further information and to arrange meal delivery or transportation, contact pastor Dennis Williams at (231) 743-6725.