Community Thanksgiving

Some of the strongest traditions are associated with holidays and the next holiday on the calendar is Thanksgiving. Sometimes those traditions change due to growing families. The Johnson family Thanksgiving changed 18 years ago when they invited the community to their Thanksgiving dinner.

The idea was born after the family had dinner and there was so much food left over that could have been shared with others.

So, just like the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Mass. in 1621, the family decided to invite others to their bountiful table.

Anyone is invited to attend the old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner at the Community Center on Nov. 28. Perhaps your family dinner is on the weekend or perhaps bad weather crept up and you are unable to go to a loved one’s house. If so, drop in at the Johnson dinner. The more the merrier they always say!

Bring a dish or don’t worry about a dish to pass. There are plenty of vittles for everyone. The family roasts at least three turkeys to feed their family—and yours—and those gobblers come with all the trimmings with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, salads galore, vegetables and of course pumpkin pie!

The family is amazed at the number of people who attend the dinner, and they are glad to serve them all!



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