Crown Point will observe Thanksgiving with a community dinner, sponsored by the town’s churches and businesses. The turkey dinner will be served Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road. The dinner is free.
Crown Point will observe Thanksgiving with a community dinner, sponsored by the town’s churches and businesses.
“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 Rev. David Hirtle, pastor of the First Congregation Church of Crown Point. “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. The meal is designed to rekindle friendship and promote fellowship in our community.”
The turkey dinner will be served Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road. The dinner is free.
“The meal is a collaborative between and the faith communities of Sacred Heart, Crown Point United Methodist and the First Congregational churches,” Hirtle said.
“We are grateful to Debro’s On The Way Café, A & S Custom, 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, Crown Point chamber, 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.”
The dinner will be prepared with locally-produced items.
“Gunnison’s have donated the apples for the pies,” Hirtle said. “The team at the Crown Point Post Office is donating locally-grown potatoes; the 50 pounds of potatoes will be peeled and readied by the folks at the Knapp Club. Debro’s Cafe is making enough stuffing to ensure that no one goes away hungry. The folks of Crown Point Telephone and Technology, Champlain National Bank and the Congregational Church are making homemade rolls. Crown Point Citgo and Hap’s are supplying juice and milk for the children.
“The five turkeys have again been donated by Sacred Heart Church and cooked in the United Methodist and Congregational ovens,” he said. “Village Auto will provide veggies and the Hammond Library is donating cranberry sauce. We are grateful for the condiments provided by Torri’s Hair Dressers. Funds for extras have come from Champlain Bank as well as several anonymous sources.
People interested helping with the dinner as asked to call Hirtle at 597-3398 or Yvonne DuShane at 597-3212.
“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 me or Yvonne DuShane.”
Meals will be delivered to home-bound residents of Crown Point. To have a dinner delivered call Hirtle at 597-3398. People can also send someone to pick up a meal fro shut-ins.
“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.