The community Thanksgiving dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay United
Methodist Church provided nearly 500 meals this year – more than 100 dinners than usual. The long-standing event relies on tremendous community support, say coordinators Duane and Leslie Youngsteadt.
“We thank the 40-plus volunteers who worked so hard throughout the week to organize, prepare, cook, peel, carve, distribute carry-outs, deliver and clean up,” they said in an email. “An effort of this magnitude requires teamwork, and we continue to be blessed by many willing workers. Safety required a smaller crew, but we look forward to welcoming more community volunteers next year.”
The Youngseadts offered special thanks to anonymous donors and to the area businesses and organizations that supported the meal this year including: Bank of Luxemburg, Forbes Funeral Home, Hatco Team, Huehns Funeral Home, Jim Olson Motors, Nicolet Bank, North Shore Bank, Pick ‘N Save, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Roder Farms, Sully’s Produce, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Tanum Forest Lutheran Church, Wal-Mart and Young Automotive.
While circumstances required a different format, the dinner continued to be a heartwarming community event.