Holiday dinner planned

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free Thanksgiving meal a 60-year tradition

The Ironton City Mission is preparing for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, a tradition that has carried on for more than 60 years.

“We serve a complete dinner,” Jeff Cremeans, pastor of the City Mission Church, said. “Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie.”

The meal is free and open to the community, with dinner being served at noon. Pick up is also available, along with a delivery option for those who may be shut in or unable to make it to the City Mission.

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“The dinner is not just the City Mission, but contributors and friends of the City Mission make this possible with monetary and food donations for the meal,” Cremeans said. “Churches, schools, individuals and businesses have all donated in one way or another.”

Around 40 volunteers are at the City Mission today, preparing parts of the meal and setting up for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Cremeans said last year, the City Mission served 822 meals on Thanksgiving.

“I think this is important because we’re following the example of Christ in feeding the multitude and feeding those who may not have a meal on Thanksgiving Day,” Cremeans said.

If you are interested in picking up a meal or having one delivered, call the Ironton City Mission at 740-532-5041.