Thanksgiving Community Meal to be held Nov. 23

Jesse Walker Community

Every year, Calvary Baptist Church partners with Morgan County High School (MCHS) and other local churches and organizations to host a Thanksgiving Community Meal to ensure everyone has a place to go with good food to eat on this beloved holiday.

If you need a place to go this Thanksgiving, on Thursday, Nov. 23, head over to Morgan County High School’s cafeteria, located at 1231 College Dr., Madison, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., where you can dine on traditional Thanksgiving cuisine courtesy of local community volunteers and churches.

“It’s that time of year again,” said Angela Davis of Calvary Baptist Church. “The Mission is to make sure that people have a meal on Thanksgiving Day. It’s just nice to fellowship with everyone that comes out to volunteer.”

The annual community meal has a long history in Morgan County.

As of press time on Monday, Nov. 21, donors for this year’s meal include: Calvary Baptist Church, Harvest Time, Church, No Limit Motorcycle Club, Bank of Madison, NAACP, the Rev. Alfred Murray, Madison Mayor Fred Perriman, Episcopal Church of the Advent, the Rev. George Warren, Ben Patel and Plainview Baptist Church.

“The event began at Calvary along with Saint Paul’s AME Church over 35 years ago and it is still going strong,” said Davis. “After the event grew larger, we moved to the High school to better accommodate the mass feeding. Flyers are distributed to Calvary’s Food Bank customers, Caring Place customers, and other areas around town to get the word out about the meal.”

And if people can’t make it to the community meal, volunteers can bring the community to them.

“People are asked to call Calvary to request a meal to be delivered to them or they can just drop in,” said Davis.

Hundreds of people show up each year. Previous years have drawn more than 400 people. The volunteers are prepared to feed a large turnout once again.

“Come out this year for turkey, dressing, and all the fixings,” encouraged Davis.

To find out more information, call Calvary Baptist Church at (706) 342-4260.

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