EATON — Preble County residents needing a place to go and wanting a hot Thanksgiving dinner can once again do so on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, thanks to the graciousness and generosity of many donors and volunteers.
The 22nd annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be served at Bruner Arena at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton on Thanksgiving Day.
Every year, with the support of the Preble County community, the dinner serves hundreds of meals to local residents. The free meal will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. It is a time for families and individuals to have a hot nutritious meal, and enjoy the fellowship of others as the holiday season kicks off.
The dinner is made possible through donations and help from many volunteers. The planning, preparation, set-up, clean-up etc. are all completed by volunteers but to make this happen sponsors help fund the meal costs.
Anyone who would like additional information, would like to volunteer, or who knows of someone who needs a meal delivered on Thursday, should contact Keelie Gustin the Community Action Partnership of Preble County at 937-456-2800.
Thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner each year, hundreds of people are served, either by eating at the arena, taking their meal home, or having a meal delivered to them.
Donations may be made to the Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at any time. Make a check payable to Community Action Partnership Preble County and mail it to 308 Eaton Lewisburg Rd. Eaton, OH 45320. In addition, in the memo line indicate the donation is for the “Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner.”
White Christmas in Eaton
The 28th annual White Christmas Celebration will be back in downtown Eaton on Friday evening Nov. 24, on the Preble County Courthouse Plaza.
The annual parade will usher Santa to town at 6 p.m. The event includes a ceremony and invocation, and performances by the Eaton High School band, Hollingsworth-East Elementary students, and the Eaton Area Community Choir.
The evening will close with the singing of “White Christmas” and the lighting of the Christmas tree. For additional information, see special pages inside next week’s edition of The Register-Herald.