Church hosting annual Community Thanksgiving Meal in east Ark

FORREST CITY (Times-Herald) - Organizers for the third annual community Thanksgiving dinner have been hard at work, smoking hens and preparing side items for Thursday's dinner at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The meal, which is a collaborative effort involving volunteers from various community organizations and churches, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and meals will also be delivered to the sick and shut in. The menu will include turkey and hen, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, green beans, corn and drinks, along with dessert, including apple, pumpkin and sweet potato pies. The meal will be served in the GMPC fellowship hall.

Several area churches are involved in the cooperative effort. Donations have also been pouring in from community members and businesses. Forrest City Rotary Club members are assisting with the effort along with members of the Alpha Angels and Twillie's Tigers baseball team. Rep. Marshall Wright and officials with Core-Mark were praised by organizers for their assistance with securing several cases of hens for the mass meal.

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