Community Thanksgiving Celebrations 11-23-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Community Thanksgiving Celebrations 11-23-2010

Thanksgiving dinners being offered this week:
Clack Invites Senior Citizens to 30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
FLINT – County Commissioner Brenda Clack (D-Flint) and her husband former County Commissioner Floyd Clack will host the 30th Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23.
“Community is like family, and it’s important to share the holidays with family,” Commissioner Clack said. “We’ve been holding this dinner for 27 years, and it’s great to see the same faces year after year. It’s an important part of the holiday season for my husband and me.”
The 30th Annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Foss Avenue Baptist Church, 1185 E. Foss Ave. in Flint.
The first Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner was held in 1980 at the Detroit Street Senior Center in Flint. The event later was moved to Foss Avenue Baptist Church, where it has taken place for more than a decade. More than 400 people attended the dinner last year.
“I love sharing the holidays with the people I represent because they are such an important part of my life,” Commissioner Clack said. “We hope to see everyone there.”
The Salvation Army Bay City
BAY CITY - The Salvation Army is holding its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 6 -- 8 pm Wednesday Nov. 23 at the Community Center at Vet's Memorial Park.
Faith-Based Organization Hosts Free Community Dinner for Those in Need
FLINT - The Well of Hope Ministries will host "Blessed to be a Blessing" at UAW Local 659 (4549 Van Slyke) on November 23, 2010 from 3pm-6pm.
This feast will consists of turkey, dressing, corn, greens, macaroni & cheese, chicken and many other delicious foods and deserts. The event is aimed bring hope to those who have been negatively impacted by the weakened economy that has impacted this country, particularly the Flint area. Mr. Lawrence Moon will be the keynote speaker!
According to Program Coordinator, Chia Morgan, "General Motors being uprooted from Flint has left the city in a very desolate condition. While I am not wealthy, I am still blessed to have a roof over my head and I feel it is very important for all families to have a hot (delicious) meal on Thanksgiving." Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, Davenport University, Flint Pal and Loving Hands, Inc. have teamed with Well of Hope to make this event a success.
Parishioners on Patrol
SAGINAW - The Parishioners on Patrol will host their annual Thanksgiving Super Mega Food Give Away on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Buena Vista Community Center, 1945 Outer Drive in Saginaw.
The event will be a drive-through only and those wishing to receive food must be a resident of Saginaw County and present a valid driver's license or state identification card.
Donations are welcome. Contact Pastor Larry Camel for more information at 989-759-1220.
Restaurant To Offer Free Thanksgivings Meals
SAGINAW - The Savoy Bar and Grill, 127 S. Franklin in will offer free dinners to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 24. The Savoy is located on Jefferson, south of The Dow Event Center.
City Rescue Mission of Saginaw
SAGINAW - The Annual Thanksgiving dinner is held on Wednesday Nov. 24 at The Saginaw City Rescue Mission on Burt. For more information call the mission at 989-752-6051.
Over 100 volunteers will help feed more than 300 people expected to attend the dinner. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. and the group encourages homeless, low income families, veterans and the elderly to come feast on great food and fellowship.
The Salvation Army Staff to Prepare Thanksgiving Eve Feast
GENESEE TWP - Volunteers and staff at The Salvation Army of Genesee County are rolling up their sleeves to prepare Thanksgiving dinner to serve more than 400 local men, women, and children who may otherwise go hungry this holiday.
Dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 24, at The Salvation Army Beecher Corp located at 1475 W. Coldwater Road from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
The Salvation Army In Midland Readies Big Meal
MIDLAND - The Salvation Army, Midland will be serving a free community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24 Wed. rom 5pm-7pm at the Corps Community Center located at 330 Waldo Ave. in Midland.
Already more than 600 dinners have been requested at this point with walk-ins welcome. For more information please contact 989-496-2787.
Gladwin County Thanksgiving Dinner
GLADWIN COUNTY - The first annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Gladwin County is Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Knights Of Columbus Hall, 751 South M-18, from 12-3 p.m. The event is sponsored by God's House and Gladwin County United Way.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner at International Academy of Flint
FLINT - International Academy of Flint, located at 2820 S. Saginaw Street, is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, between 11 AM and 1 PM. The dinner is free, along with free clothing and a care package of personal hygiene items and food to those attending.
Art Wenzlaff, Director of School & Community Relations for the Academy, indicates that the target audience are those families or individuals who may not be able to enjoy a complete Thanksgiving meal, in a warm, safe, and friendly environment. The event includes homeless, some of our school families, neighborhood residents, and literally anyone who wants to attend from throughout the area.
This year Carriage Town Ministries and the East Side Mission are partnering with us, along with Alternative Veterans Solutions, to better ensure veterans without a place to be on Thanksgiving may be able to enjoy the day. MTA Your Ride assists in this venture, as they provide free transportation to publicized predetermined locations within the city. As well, church vans are donated to allow those who may not be able to reach the designated pick-up sites to also be included in the event.
Last year 462 meals were served, and it is estimated this year as many as 600 may be included. Wenzlaff indicates donations are welcome, particularly personal hygiene items, warm winter clothing, and blankets. The majority of attendees are adults, but families are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend.
Thunder Cycles Coat/Dinner Benefit
BAY CITY -- Thunder Cycles had a coat benefit for adults and children & on Nov. 27 at 3 pm they will be giving these coats away along with a Thanksgiving dinner first come first serve. The coats & dinner will be given away at the Founders Christian Church in Bay City.
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