Thanksgiving dinners

November 27, 2002

More than 200 meals are expected to be served on Thanksgiving Day at the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission's traditional banquet table, "where no one will be denied a seat," said Bruce "Sonny" Shank, executive director.

That banquet will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 125 N. Prospect St. More than 300 pounds of turkey and 275 pounds of potatoes will be augmented with traditional holiday side dishes.

Founded in 1955 by the late Jimmy Resh and his wife, Ellen, the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission is one of more than 200 such missions in the United States that will provide meals to homeless and poor people.

Last year, the mission served nearly 50,000 meals and provided lodging for more than 460 men. Groceries, clothing and other household items were provided to 82 needy families in the community.


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 233 S. Queen St., is sponsoring its second annual free community All Are Welcome Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thursday.

Those who plan to attend between noon and 3:30 p.m. at the Catholic school building on Stephen Street are asked to make reservations by calling 1-304-267-4893.

Walk-ins will be accepted Thursday.

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., will host its eighth annual free community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

Call 301-223-7040 for reservations.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Salvation Army Chapel, 159 Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg, will begin immediately after the 11 a.m. worship service.

Volunteers who can serve or clean up are asked to call 1-717-264-6169.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a community dinner Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. in the Outreach Center, 44 E. Main St. in Fayetteville.

For more information, call 1-717-352-2543.

NEWBURG, Pa. - The Newburg First Church of God, 248 Newburg Road, is planning a Thanksgiving meal beginning at noon Thursday.

For more information, call 1-717-423-6279.

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