By Lorraine Glowczak
As part of the regular Free Monday Meals Program provided by area churches and social organizations, a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional holiday fixings will occur on Monday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m.
North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail will be the host of this week’s event and will have their doors open at 4 p.m. for those who would like to gather early.
“We are expecting between 75 to 125 people who will come together and experience a free and healthy Thanksgiving meal,” stated Stephen Palmer, board member of the Monday Meals program. “There will be appetizers of celery, cream cheese and olives for those arriving early. We will also decorate the church hall with Thanksgiving themed decorations to provide a fun holiday atmosphere.”
Area churches who combine resources and offer the free Monday meals every week include not only North Windham Union Church but also St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Faith Lutheran Church, Windham Assembly of God, Windham Hill United Church of Christ and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Other social organizations and individuals offer assistance as well and the Thanksgiving meal on Monday will be no different. “The Girl Scouts, members from North Gorham United Church of Christ as well as the soccer team and nursing students from Saint Joseph’s College will help us from time to time as part of their community service program and will be joining us for this Thanksgiving preparation,” Palmer explained.
Palmer also stated that the purpose of the Monday Meals Program is to provide good food and fellowship free of charge for individuals in the Lakes Region. All are welcomed.
For more information about this Monday’s Thanksgiving dinner or any free Monday meal, contact Palmer at 207-221-0734.