About 20 years ago, a couple of people came together in Powell to do something for the college students that didn’t have a place to go for the holiday. Now, Powell is gearing up for its 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Local churches take turns in hosting the dinner. Trinity Bible Church is this year’s organizer.
Frank Roth and his wife are coordinating the dinner this year with the church. Roth said the dinner shows how close-knit the Powell community is.
"Some of the people that go there to the meal, you know, need the meal. And others look at as a time for just bonding, making new relationships catching up on old ones," he said.
Roth said they also deliver meals for those who can’t get out and pick up people to bring them to the community dinner. Last year, about 600 people were served food and Roth said he expects there to be more this year.
The dinner is free of charge, but donations are welcome.
This year, extra funds will be given to the Park County Pregnancy Resource Center. Food will begin to be served at 11:00 am at the Park County Fairgrounds’ Heart Mountain Center. If anyone wants to contribute or bring pie, call 307-254-0363. Roth said the more pie, the merrier.
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