Community Thanksgiving Events Open Doors

Posted: November 26, 2013 at 6:01 am

For those looking for a little community comfort this Thanksgiving, there are several organizations opening their doors, starting with the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Executive Director Linda Swarner…

 

Swarner: “Our special meal will be Wednesday, from 11:30 to 2:30 in the Fireweed Diner. We’ll have the traditional turkey dinner then.”

 

There are currently food drives for the Food Bank at IGA, Fred Meyer, Save-U-More and Three Bears, or donations can be made at most of the local banks. Visit the Food Bank online for more.

 

Craig Fanning with the Salvation Army in Kenai said they’ll be serving on Thanksgiving Day…

 

Fanning: “We’re going to do our Thanksgiving Community Dinner, same for several years now. The dinner is at our church building on the corner of 2nd and Forest Dr. Starts about 11:30 and we’ll feed till about 1:30.”

 

In Nikiski, Steve Chamberlain of Charlie’s Pizza is opening his doors again…

 

Chamberlain: “Started four years ago, just taking care of seniors – in home seniors and bed-ridden seniors through deliveries – but last year, we expanded, opened up inside, allowed people to come in. And this year I see more for these oil field guys, too, they’re from out of state, and they don’t have family. A lot of them are regular customers, so it’s about having fun. I love doing it, I figure if I’m going to cook for a dozen people, I might as well cook for 250.”

 

Chamberlain said it’s not just for oil field workers…

 

Chamberlain: “Free to anyone. We’re going to start doing our deliveries around 2. We’re going to put all our deliveries together and get them out around 2 o’c.lock. We’ll open the doors at 3 until 5 and it’s a full Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, fruit salad and desserts, stuffing, rolls, so it’s just fun. It’s what it’s about. The way to be able to give. You have to have fun.”

 

 

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