The Herald Bulletin

Midday Update

Community

November 13, 2013

Cooking for a crowd

Organizations ramp up to offer Thanksgiving dinner

(Continued)

It takes a small village to do all that prep, service and clean-up. Ford said that about 50 volunteers will man the hall, greet diners, cook, clear tables and wash dishes. Other volunteers will be delivering meals to shut-ins that day.

The Christian Center has served Thanksgiving dinner for years at various locations. Eddie Robinson, TCC’s director of development, said that they’ve served up to as many as 415 people in years past.

“We’re excited about this year because we’re hoping to get up to that 300- 400 range,” said Robinson.

The Thanksgiving meal is available to anyone who shows up, and shut-ins may call ahead of time to arrange delivery.

“There’s a pretty good-sized population in downtown Anderson that’s underserved - they tend to be forgotten,” said Neal Kirby, director of TCC. He said that the Thanksgiving meal is an opportunity to reach out. “There’s no one forgotten. Everyone’s got a seat at the table.”

James Warner of Gospel Highlight Broadcast expressed the same sentiment, noting that everyone’s welcome and no reservations are needed.

“It’s a community dinner. No questions asked,” said Warner.

This will be the 31st year of GHB’s Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, close to 200 volunteers served 1,260 meals at the Geater Center event.

Gospel Highlight Broadcast also makes delivery available for sick, shut-ins or handicapped by calling ahead.

The organizations welcome food and monetary donations. TCC already has its volunteer crew set up, but other organizations may welcome volunteers as well.

Like Nancy Elliott on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @ NancyElliott_HB, or call 640-4805.

Want to help? Ingredients needed for The Christian Center's Thanksgiving dinner Donations can be dropped off at TCC, 625 Main St., Anderson, or call 649-4264. Butter - 300 lbs. Spiced apple rings - 3 #10 cans Milk any - 5 gallons Brown sugar - 25 2 lb. bags Whole and ground cloves - 2 large cans White sugar - 75 lbs. Salt - 5 containers French fried onions - 15 large cans Green beans - 4 #10 cases Cream of mushroom - 2 #10 cases Cream of chicken - 2 #10 cases Oatmeal (plain) - 6 round canisters Sweet potatoes - 5 #10 cans Eggs - 20 dozen Cream corn - 5 #10 cans Corn - 5 #10 cans Jiffy cornbread mix - 50 small boxes Sour cream - 10 tall tubs Celery - 10 bags Onions - 4 10 lb. bags Stock (veggie or poultry) - 1 case Potatoes (instant) - 30-plus large boxes Thanksgiving Day dinners ◆ The Christian Center's Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served at the Knights of Columbus hall, 1225 Main St., Anderson, on Thursday, Nov, 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. For delivery to the homebound, call ahead to arrange delivery, 649-4264. ◆ 31st annual Gospel Highlight Broadcast Thanksgiving Dinner takes place Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Geater Center, 1611 Chase St., Anderson. Reservations are not needed except to arrange delivery for the homebound. Call 649-1503 or 610-5343 to arrange deliveries which start at 10:30 a.m.Thanksgiving day. Donations of food, money, volunteer time welcome. Call 643-6257, 648-6868, or 606-6099 to donate or volunteer. Donations can also be mailed to Gospel Highlight Broadcast, P.O. Box 3006, Anderson, IN 46018. Checks should be made out to "Thanksgiving Day Dinner." ◆ The John Lawson Memorial Thanksgiving dinner takes place Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2 to 6 p.m.at Cross Roads United Methodist Church, 2000 N. Scatterfield, Anderson. Free bus rides are available. Call 642-8061 for more info. ◆ East Lynn Christian Church serves Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 28, Noon to 2 p.m. at 522 E. 53rd St., Anderson. Carryout and delivery available (call ahead for delivery reservations). More info: Call 643-7415.

Text Only
Community
  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Community Briefs: July 29 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0728 - Fresh Orientation - SH Elwood freshmen learn the ways of high school through mentoring program About half the 112 incoming freshmen at Elwood Jr./Sr. High School got a jump on their friends recently by attending a freshman orientation session. Joan Mercer, an English teacher who helped organize the the orientation, said the mentor program, which has been in place for several years, has been effective in new students make the high school transition.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanane among LifeStream honorees Dr. Jon Hendrix and Katie Lucas, both of Muncie; Janet Privett, Montezuma, Ohio, and Sen. Tim Lanane (D), Anderson, will be honored during a reception Aug. 7 in Muncie for their work in making a difference in the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities.

    July 26, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 27 A compilation of community news items as published in the Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Homes 0113 Storage solution The key to creating a beautiful home on a budget is to look beyond the intended purpose of an item, and beyond its appearance. Instead, check for sturdiness of the frame, and the functionality of the components.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • What's Where: July 27-Aug. 2 Local meetings and activities are scheduled this week.

    July 26, 2014

  • Help available locally to navigate health care options If you feel like you’re drowning in the shifting sea of health care options, don’t panic: SHIP, a local Navigator and Life Stream are ready to help.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Camp Chesterfield Spiritualists' home Camp Chesterfield is one of 10 spiritualist camps in the United States, and the only one of its kind in Indiana. Founded in the late 1800s, It's home to the Indiana Association of Spiritualists and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin