Eagles continue to dish up free Thanksgiving dinner
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 215 is honoring the memory of Danny Gonzales, who died in September, by continuing the annual tradition of serving Thanksgiving dinner to the community.
When Gonzales served the first dinner in 1980, it consisted of a single turkey and fixings. Last year, the Eagles served 450 meals, and are anticipating as many as 600 people this year. Members have been hard at work since Tuesday morning preparing 35 turkeys, which will be accompanied by 250 pounds of potatoes, 80 pounds of dressing, 60 pounds of green beans, topped with 30 gallons of gravy and finished off with 80 pumpkin pies.
Nonperishable leftovers will be donated to Lift-Up, while the turkey carcasses will be fed to the animals at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation.
Meals will available free of charge from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 312 7th St.
If you feel like giving back, you can make a donation for the Eagles to pass to one of their many charitable pursuits, or take advantage of their stage and sing for your dinner.
“You don’t need to be homeless or in need to come out and eat,” said Eagles Auxiliary Treasurer Dawn Hays. “Nobody should have to be alone on a holiday.”
Meals are also available for pickup and delivery throughout Glenwood, extending the service those with mobility challenges or will be stuck at work. Folks in New Castle can also benefit from delivery if they let the Eagles know early in the day.
To order out, call 970-945-5506. You can also contact Hays with questions at 970-456-3774.
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