Zion Lutheran again holding Thanksgiving Dinner
By Chris Erickson
You don’t have to be Lutheran for next Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day meal at Zion Lutheran Church, you just have to be hungry.
That’s the basis for the annual turkey dinner, which the church has hosted for about 10 years. Longtime coordinator Laura Benz said the meal was a way to make sure everyone got a chance to have Thanksgiving Dinner.
Thanks to the help of volunteers who come year after year, the meal can continue to be served.
“We have about 10 people coming in on Wednesday and Thursday,” Benz said. “Volunteers work on Wednesday from about 1 p.m. until we’re done. When we’re done that night everything is ready for the next day: the turkeys will be ready to put in the ovens, the potatoes will be ready to cook, the coffee will be ready to turn on. Everything will be ready for Thursday morning.”
The positive outlook and work routines of those volunteers has keep things functioning perfectly - from
“It’s been a lot of the same people,” she added. “Last year I showed up at ten to one and they were already peeling potatoes. Everyone has their job and does it well. On Thursday we’ll have many of those same people, and maybe a few more.”