Thanksgiving dinner will again be served in Ticonderoga. The fourth annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street — Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 2 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house.
Thanksgiving dinner will again be served in Ticonderoga.
The fourth annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street — Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 2 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house.
“It’s a great day for people to join their hearts and hands for each other,” organizer Tricia Stonitsch said.
The entire event is designed to have a family feeling, she said.
“This dinner is an off shoot of a dinner in Harlem that has been going on for over 40 years...’a feast fit for kings given away to people we don't even know!’ and the heart of the Dixon family here in Ticonderoga that has come together in this venue,” Stonitsch said. “The difference is that here in the North Country we know most everyone.”
The entire community is invited to attend.
Each guest is received and brought to a table. Many of the menu items are prepared by families in their homes and brought to the firehouse Thanksgiving morning. Volunteers then make turkey, gravy, smashed potatoes and sweets.
Volunteers are needed to help with the annual dinner.
“We need volunteers to pray for us as we join hearts and hands; make cards for us to give with each delivered meal; make ‘fun baskets’ for each table with playing cards, coloring books, games,” Stonitsch said.
“Spend what you would spend on your family meal adding to ours and join us,” she said. “Cook and bake for us what you buy or we supply; serve or host a table that you decorate like home; eat your meal with those who come ; deliver meals to those who can’t come to the site; join the cleanup crew on the day of or the morning after; help us with finances.”
All ages can help, she added.
“We don't have to be ‘in need’ to need each other in order to make a family day for everyone,” Stonitsch said.
Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the fire house to prepare food and set up the room. People should bring their own aprons, paring knife and cutting board.
Thursday, Nov. 22, volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a variety of jobs. Volunteers are welcome to work as long or as little as they like.
Volunteers will also be needed Friday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for clean up.
“Thanks for giving,” Stonitsch said. “Your Thanksgiving will never be the same....and neither will their’s.”
People interested in volunteering, attending the dinner or having a dinner delivered to their home can contact Stonitsch at 585-6369 or Janet at 543-6971.