Places to give thanks; eat dinner on Thanksgiving

Three churches will open their doors to host Thanksgiving services next week. The public is invited to attend any of the services.Two groups are also planning Thanksgiving dinners for those who have nowhere to go or are unable to afford Thanksgiving dinner From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, a free dinner will be offered to the public at The Cove. The meal, provided by owners Juanita and George Kilgore with the help of some local grocery stores, will also be delivered to those who can’t make it in, or manager Vicky McIntosh will arrange a ride for those who would like to come and enjoy the atmosphere as well as the food. Call 691-6272 to schedule delivery or a ride.The meal will include turkey, dressing, potato salad, green beans, rolls with butter and fountain drinks. In Columbia City, the Rotary Club is joining forces with Sherri’s Place to offer a community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, for anyone in the community, including those who can’t travel to Sherri’s Place for the meal. The meals are free, but those who can may give a donation which will be given to a local food bank. Meals on wheels recipients will have meals delivered, and anyone else living in Whitley County wanting delivery that day, needs to call Sherri’s Place after 10 a.m. at 244-7878 or Jacie Worrick at 244-6174. Anyone interested in volunteering to help serve on that day should contact Sherri at the above number to reserve a spot.Thanksgiving services— West Point Trinity United Methodist Church: Thanksgiving Day service will be at the church at 4980 N. Etna Road from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. — Hope Lutheran Church at Coesse is having a Thanksgiving Day service that includes Holy Communion at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.— St. Francis Xavier Church, Pierceton: A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Pierceton’s St. Francis Xavier Church. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the town’s food pantry as an expression of our gratitude for God’s bounty.