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Free turkey and all the trimmings

Staff writer

The 5th Annual Peabody Community Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 in the Brown Building cafeteria.

The meal is free and everyone in the community is invited to attend.

The menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving fare — turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert, and drink.

When Luba Holm-Brinkman decided a Thanksgiving dinner was something she would like to organize for the community, she turned to her family for help with the project.

“My children always thought we ought to get together as a group and help with serving a meal to the less fortunate in the Wichita area,” she said. “We never did that, but I thought about it a great deal and decided it would be a good thing for Peabody if we all gathered together for a holiday event.”

Holm-Brinkman said she wants to provide a joyous occasion for the community.

“The Lord has blessed me and I want to share those blessings,” she said. “I knew He would help me find a way to do this and He has.”

Her family and friends have stepped up to do much of the planning and will be on hand at the dinner to help with serving and cleanup.

“We have lots of help to put this on. We appreciate the use of the Peabody-Burns cafeteria as well as the help from the school cooks. Church and community volunteers also help preparing and serving the food and making deliveries,” she said.

“We usually serve between 200 and 250 people and we always have carry-out meals for those who cannot make it to the high school.”

An account has been set up at Peabody State Bank for donations if anyone wishes to contribute to the community event.

For more information, or to arrange for meal delivery contact Holm-Brinkman at 983-2202 or 316-209-1029.

Last modified Nov. 13, 2014

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