Thanksgiving dinners planned in Darke County


DARKE COUNTY — Numerous schools and churches are hosting Thanksgiving dinners.

Today, the Bradford Exempted Village School District is holding its annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving dinner. Reservations were to have been made Nov. 13.

There will be a Thanksgiving Supper and Bazaar at the Eldorado United Methodist Church at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children, while those under age 5 will eat for free. Menu includes turkey and dressing, ham loaf, chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, apple salad, cranberry salad, pies, cakes, hot rolls and drinks. The bazaar table will have food items homemade as well as homemade craft items.

“Come and enjoy food and friends,” said organizers. “Dinners are taken to shut-ins and carry-outs are welcome. The church is handicap-accessible.”

Oakland Church of the Brethren is hosting a homemade Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. Everyone is invited to enjoy this meal following Pastor John Sgro’s sermon on the value of living a thankful life. Worship begins at 10:30. Oakland is located at 8058 Horatio-Harris Creek Road. Any questions, call 937-448-2287.

The community is invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner at noon on Sunday, hosted by the Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Ave., Greenville. There is no cost for the meal. People from the church will be sharing dishes of food. Guests are welcome to bring a dish to share, but it is not required. Visitors are also invited to join in on the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Call 548-3583 for any more information.”

A free Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held for the third year on Thanksgiving Day at the Franklin-Monroe Schools in Pitsburg from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The past years have been a wonderful day of sharing a meal but more importantly it is a community coming together to reconnect and meet new neighbors,” said a spokesperson. “This is a community effort with many of the local churches supporting the event by preparing, food and desserts, handing out fliers and serving the dinner. Local businesses and organizations have also contributed including Harvest Land, Cooper Farms, Pitsburg Pizza & Grill, Pitsburg Lions Club and Greenville National Bank. Call Dean’a Cook at 621-7331, to make reservations.

Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, plus pumpkin pie and other desserts, are free to the community as First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., in Greenville, celebrate its blessings on Thanksgiving Day. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 at a traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served. All are invited who want to share this special meal with others or just want to enjoy a good meal. Donations will be accepted but not necessary. “Call 937-548-3188 to let us know you will be joining us on Thanksgiving Day,” organizers said.

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