, Kingston, NH

Letters to the Editor

December 13, 2012

Successful Senior Dinner

What a fabulous day we had on Thanksgiving with our local seniors and others in the community who wanted to share a meal together! This was the 26th annual Senior Thanksgiving Day dinner and we were pleased to hold it in the newly built addition of the First Congregational Church, 6 Church Street, Kingston. We certainly put the new kitchen through its paces as more than 250 traditional turkey dinners were served and packaged. Each guest enjoyed a sit down meal and was given a takeout meal and a Christmas gift when they departed.

This event is possible because of the loyal, dedicated volunteers who donate their goods, time and energy to make Thanksgiving Day a wonderful time for our Seniors and community friends to remember. Did you bake a pie, roast a turkey, peel the vegetables, decorate the room, set the tables, make a donation of food or money, create personalized Thanksgiving cards, help park cars, serve the meal, stay for clean up?

Heartfelt gratitude goes out to each volunteer and person who donated items. Your kindness is overwhelming and ensured our guests had a marvelous time. Special thanks to Pastor David Thomas who volunteered with his family and offered a blessing for our dinner as well as a guided tour to anyone who wanted to see the new building! Thanks to Chief Briggs who checked in on us and delivered meals in Kingston and to our wonderful team of volunteers who get as much joy out of serving as those being served. Once again, there was an abundance of delicious pies and we wish to thank the people within our community who just materialize with these heavenly desserts.

Thank you to the First Congregational Church of Kingston who allowed us to utilize their beautiful new facility and a very special thank you to the kitchen crew who created another fantastic feast. Thank you all for a wonderful year and we will see you next Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Susan Phillips, Peg Waters and Judy Oljey

Thanksgiving Day Event Coordinators


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