Thanksgiving feast at First Baptist Landrum on Thanksgiving Day

Published 3:37 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Thanksgiving Feast at First Baptist Landrum began in 1995 with a vision from then pastor Reverend Jerry Long. The vision was to provide a great meal for the community including not only those in need, but those in need of a family to join them in their meal.

The first year 173 meals were served and it has grown every year to 530 total meals in 2009.&bsp; Nearly 150 volunteers made this possible. The meals are served at the church, delivered, or picked up for take-out. Ashley Butler is the chief organizer for this years meal and she states that the goal for 2010 is 650 meals.

The 30+ turkeys are bought by the church and cooked by volunteers in their homes as are the desserts. The remainder of the meal including dressing, green beans and sweet potatoes is prepared at the church.

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We want to provide a quality meal for anyone that would like to attend and be a part of our family for the day. With the state of our economy, we know there are people that may need the meal, but please know that we do not want you spend your Thanksgiving alone. So if company is your need, join us.

This years feast is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.&bsp; Anyone needing a meal delivered can call the church office at 864-457-4118 on or before Wednesday, November 24. God tells us that we are here to serve and on Thanksgiving Day serving is what we will do.