The church will be holding their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the 12th year in a row and members of the church can’t believe how much it has grown since the start.
“When we first started we only had a couple hundred people attending and each year we’ve had more and more come out,” Grace United Methodist Church Administrative Assistant, Martha Cannon, said.
The event is open to everyone and known to serve more than 1,000 people, offering eat-in, take-out and delivery.
According to Cannon, the funding from this event is solely from donations.
“We sent out letters to different businesses asking for donations,” Cannon said. “We got donations from church people and different churches; it’s not just limited to our church, we get volunteers from all over.”
Now, we’re talking about Thanksgiving dinner so the question on everyone’s mind is probably, ‘What’s on the menu?’
“We’ll have turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, lots of green beans, baked pineapple, ham, sweet potatoe biscuits…” Cannon said.
Everything is cooked by the church volunteers. Turkeys are assigned to different volunteers and the rest is prepared in the church kitchen.
Over the holidays especially, Cannon says lending a hand to the needy is extremely important, adding that the church has a very strong program.
The event starts at noon and goes until the food runs out.
Grace United Methodist Church is located at 501 Race Street, Cambridge, Md.
Cannon says if you don’t get there early, you might miss out!