This will be a busy week as volunteers will gather at the Devils Lake Senior Center for an annual tradition: Preparing and serving Thanksgiving dinner to those who may not celebrate the holiday otherwise.
Kiwanis has been sponsoring the meal for many years — and they always have a large number of people signed up to help. But they could always use another hand, if anyone in the community would like to volunteer to help.
According to Tammy Reierson, who is president of the Devils Lake Kiwanis, there is a lot of preparation work that is done Wednesday, but the real work begins at 6 a.m. on Thursday as they prepare the holiday meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, stuffing, home-made pies and more.
Serving begins on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. and ends at about 1 p.m. with numerous meals being delivered, as well, to those who are unable to come to the Senior Center to eat. All for a free-will donation of whatever an individual can afford.
It is open to everyone - individuals, couples, families, single parents and their children - everyone who wants a great home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving.
All they ask is that you call ahead and make a reservation so they know how many groceries to buy. Those unable to get out and wish to have a meal delivered to their home must make a reservation today, Monday, Nov. 19. Reservations can be made by calling 662-5061.
Kiwanis is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. They meet in Devils Lake each Tuesday at Noon in the Whitehouse Café in the Holiday Mall and new members are always welcome.