A free community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held on Thurs., Nov. 28, for anyone who wants a healthy Thanksgiving dinner in a community atmosphere.
In years past, the free dinner has been held at Chapmanville Middle School. This year, the event will be held at two locations — Chapmanville Middle School and No. 7 Holden Freewill Baptist Church. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Deliveries will be available to shut-ins unable to get to the serving stations. To apply for delivery, prepare a form with your name, age, address, telephone number, age and directions to your home and take it to Chapmanville Town Hall, Logan Department of Health and Human Resources, PRIDE Community Services or No. 7 Holden Freewill Baptist Church or call 304-687-9520. Delivery information must be submitted by Friday, November 22.
Ronald Lee Jones, organizer of the event, says the dinner is hosted under the name In-Action Project.
“The In-Action Project is a group of volunteers who serve the community,” Jones said. “We are a non-denominational faith-based group who want to supply a Thanksgiving dinner.”
Volunteers are preparing to bake more than 40 turkeys and fix an assortment of side dishes and desserts for the event.
“Anyone who wants to volunteer to help can contact me at 304-687-9520,” Jones said. “If no one answers, just leave your name and number.”
Jones said the event is a community effort with a lot of different organizations helping.
“It an entire community efforts, all away across the board from the boy and girl scouts all the way up to civic and church organizations and we have businesses getting involved,” Jones said.
Last year, volunteers served close to 600 Thanksgiving dinners throughout Logan County.