Monday, November 23, 2009

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The 9th annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will again be held at First United Methodist Church located at 215 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna Beach

The traditional turkey dinner, open to all residents of Southeast Volusia, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations will be accepted to help the sponsoring churches in their cost to provide this community service.

The full course “sit down and be served dinner” will consist of roast turkey, dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas, waldorf salad, sweet potato souffle, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter, assorted pies, tea and coffee.

The 2009 dinner is sponsored by 14 churches in the Southeast Volusia area: Coronado Community United Methodist, Edgewater United Methodist and First United United Methodist churches; Our Lady Star of the Sea, Sacred Heart and Saint Girards Mission Catholic churches; Christ Community Church, Edgewater Alliance Church, Friendship Community Church, First Presbyterian Church, New Smyrna Beach United Church of Christ, Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, Allen Chapel AME Church and Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

Last year, more than 600 dinners were served to individuals, couples, family members and friends groups. Cheryl Davis, dinner coordinator said at a recent committee meeting that 700 meals would be prepared for the 2009 dinner. When the first dinners was served 9 years ago about 150 people attended.

For additional information and/or to register you or your group’s plans to attend please call the First United Methodist Church office at (386) 428-4371 between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday.