United Way helps spearhead 28th annual meal

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving Day feast at Trinity Methodist in Port Clinton

For the 28th year, the community will come together at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton to celebrate Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28. The sumptuous meals have fed more than 400 of our neighbors each year from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many who attend would otherwise go without on this special day.

“United Way of Ottawa County is excited to be organizing the event this year.,” said Executive Director Stacy Maple. “With the help of community members and organizations, the agency is planning another great feast!”

The event can only be made possible through the generous donations from the community, said Maple, and much time given by local volunteers.

How can you help?

  • Ready-to-eat pies can be dropped off at Trinity United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Raw turkeys can be dropped off at Chefsbest Catering at 141 Maple St., Port Clinton well in advance to the Thanksgiving Day meal. Chefsbest Catering will be preparing the turkeys as they have in years past.
  • Monetary donations can be made payable to United Way of Ottawa County with “A UNITED THANKSGIVING” in the memo line and sent to United Way of Ottawa County, 1854 Perry St., Port Clinton 43452

Volunteers are critical to a successful event and United Way of United Way would like to invite new volunteers, as well as those who have assisted in past years, to help at the Thanksgiving feast.
Volunteers are needed on both Nov. 27 and on Thanksgiving

Day, Wednesday, Nov. 28. Volunteer tasks include set up, food preparation, meal servers, table service, greeters, shut-in delivery coordination and clean up.

To volunteer, or for more information, call the United Way of Ottawa County office at 419-734-6645.

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