Plans are under way for the annual Crown Point community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Creek Road Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be a continuous serving 4 to 7 p.m. There is no cost.
Plans are under way for the annual Crown Point community Thanksgiving dinner.
“With the economy struggling, many of us realize that there are blessings that we can share to ensure that we, as a community, look to each other’s needs,” said the Rev. David Hirtle, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Crown Point.
“Local Crown Point churches and businesses are again joining together to ensure that those Crown Point residents who are alone or those who might not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving will have a traditional meal,” he said. “The meal is designed to rekindle friendship and promote fellowship in our community.”
The dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Creek Road Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be a continuous serving 4 to 7 p.m. There is no cost.
The meal is a joint effort of Sacred Heart, Crown Point United Methodist and the First Congregational churches.
“We are grateful to Debro’s On The Way Café, Crown Point Telephone, Crown Point Citgo, Hap’s, Village Auto, Crown Point Teachers Association, the post office team, Champlain National Bank, Gunnison’s Orchard, Torri’s Hair Dresser, the Knapp Club, as well as many individual members of the Crown Point area who are joining us to make this a true community time of fellowship and thanks giving,” Hirtle said.
The meal will be served with locally grown and prepared items. Gunnison’s has donated the apples for the pies. Carlene from Maple Ridge will be making pumpkin pies. Crown Point post office employees are donating locally grown potatoes, which will be peeled and readied by members of The Knapp Club. Debro’s Cafe is making stuffing. Crown Point Telephone and Technology and Champlain National Bank employees along with members of the Congregational Church are making homemade rolls. Crown Point Citgo and Hap’s are supplying juice and milk for the children. Turkeys have again been donated by Sacred Heart Church and cooked in the United Methodist and Congregational ovens. Village Auto will provide vegetables and the Hammond Library is donating cranberry sauce. Condiments will be provided by Torri’s Hair Dressers. Funds for additional items have come from Champlain Bank as well as several anonymous sources.
“We are gratefully looking for staff to help us ensure the success of our community meal,” Hirtle said. “If you are able to help carve turkey, mash potatoes, cut pies, set up, serve and help clean up please contact us.”
People can call Hirtle at 597-3398 or Yvonne DuShane at 597-3212.
Take-out meals will be available to Crown Point residents physically unable to attend. People wishing take-outs can call Hirtle at 597-3398 and send someone to pick-up their meal at the Methodist Church.
The Knapp Senior Center will also serve a traditional meal from its kitchen on that day for senior citizens beginning at 5 p.m.
“This is a total community effort that will ensure fellowship and a traditional hot meal for those who might not have one otherwise here in Crown Point,” Hirtle said.