The giving goes on at L’Anse Methodist Church

FREE MEALS–Giving out free turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day were the volunteers at L’Anse Methodist Church. According to coordinator Sally Klaasen, approximatlely 380 out of the 400 prepared-for meals went to those in need, either picked up or dropped off, with about 20-30 volunteers giving up their time to help out. Pastor Terry Langston of Bethel United Pentecostal Church started the community event along with his small congregation over 20 years previous for anyone alone, shut-in or in need at Thanksgiving, with Klaasen taking over the organization of the event four years ago noting she felt there was a need.

by Melissa Newland
Giving never gets old for the volunteers who planned, prepared, and presented the free
Thanksgiving meals at the L’Anse Methodist Church (LMC) on Thanksgiving Day. The dinner takes many months of preparation beforehand by volunteers, along with generous donations given by businesses, organizations and individuals, and organizer Sally Klaasen stated 380 fullcourse  turkey dinner meals went out to those in need this year. “Operations commenced at 7 a.m., and with a crew of about twenty wonderful people from the church and the community, meals were cooked, boxed, bagged, and picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,” said Klaasen about the operation. “Meals were also delivered to area businesses and organizations such as law enforcement, gas
stations, and hospital ER, to provide meals to working employees who might otherwise miss a holiday meal.” To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.