Local Volunteers Give Thanks By Serving Thanksgiving Dinners

  • 11/23/2017 12:54:37 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD/ASHLAND, OH - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, several area churches and community-oriented organizations gave back to the community with Thanksgiving dinners.

WMFD caught up with volunteers at Mansfield's Providence Baptist Church and the Ashland Elks Lodge 1360 for their Thanksgiving dinners.

"We call this putting back into the community," said Doial Macklin, a volunteer at Providence Baptist Church. "Anybody's welcome to come and eat on Thanksgiving, because we give thanks. We do deliver to the sick and shut-in if somebody calls and wants a plate. We will make sure they get one."

Over at Ashland Elks Lodge 1360, Tom Bray talked about the lodge's 17th annual dinner, and the Elks' general mission in the community.

"We hope that everybody comes in and enjoys a meal if they have no place else to go," Bray said. "The Elks is a fraternal organization that likes to give back to the community. Our motto is 'Elks Care and Elks Share'. We really like to be involved in our community and give back to it."

Both Thanksgiving dinners included traditional staples like turkey, ham, stuffing, and a variety of pies and desserts.

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