Hudson churches serve a Thanksgiving feastAn annual pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner was served last Thursday evening at Bethel Lutheran Church by community volunteers and members of the Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone group.
An annual pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner was served last Thursday evening, Nov. 17, at Bethel Lutheran Church by community volunteers and members of the Hudson Outreach Meal for Everyone group.
Pete and Laura Foster, owners of Barker’s Bar & Grill and the San Pedro Café, again provided the turkeys, stuffing and gravy for the feast.
By 6 p.m., more than 200 people had gone through the serving line in Bethel Lutheran’s basement fellowship hall, and more were arriving.
Eleven Hudson-area churches participate in the HOME meals that are served free of charge the first and third Thursdays of every month in the Bethel fellowship hall, located at 920 Third St.
The Fosters have provided the succulent turkey for all six of the pre-Thanksgiving dinners. They furnish the turkeys, roast them in their restaurants’ ovens and provide staff to assist with the serving. It makes for an extra-good HOME meal.
Bethel Lutheran member Brian Ullom does the purchasing of the other food for the Thanksgiving feast, with donations from the 11 participating churches.
Chuck Lewis oversees the volunteers who cook and serve the meals, and clean up afterwards.
Hudson Rotarians, Girl Scouts and church members again made up the volunteer staff at this year’s feast.