With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a local organization is gearing up for their annual community holiday dinner.
Neosho Crosslines Annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Lampo Building. The dinner is free and open to the public.
“The purpose of this annual event is to provide an evening of holiday fellowship for individuals and families in the local community,” said Renee Gillett, executive director of Crosslines. “Our organization wants to give back to the community for the support they have given us. Without our local community, we wouldn't be here. Over the years, this event has grown into a special gathering that people really enjoy coming to. We see familiar faces every year of those who return just because it is a great event.”
Those who attend will not only be fed a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but will also hear some music. Dick Keezer will be providing piano entertainment.
And there is still time to help.
“We are still accepting monetary donations to help with this event,” she said. “Area churches are partnering with us again this year to provide a wonderful meal.”
Attendance over the years has grown, especially last year.
“In 2011, it was our biggest year since the event began,” Gillett said. “We served around 400 meals and we are anticipating a large crowd again this year.”
For more information, please call Gillett at 389-2925.