Letter to the Editor: Community Thanksgiving Dinner Set Record

The community Thanksgiving dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay United

Methodist Church provided nearly 500 meals this year – 100-plus more dinners than usual. This long-standing event has been successful largely because of the tremendous community support it receives.

We thank the 40-plus volunteers who worked so hard throughout the week to organize, prepare, cook, peel, carve, distribute carryouts, deliver and clean up. 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.

We offer a special note of thanks to our anonymous donors and to the area businesses and organizations that supported our community meal this year: 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, Walmart and Young Automotive. Although circumstances required a different format, the dinner continued to be a heartwarming community event.

Duane and Leslie Youngsteadt, Coordinators

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin