Church kicks of holiday season

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, November 3, 2012

The First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport is preparing for its annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, Nov. 7.

For more than 30 years the dinner has been a holiday tradition anticipated by many. This year’s event is 5 to 8 p.m. at Bridgeport High School in the Commons. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 10. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $8 and $5. Kids age 4 and younger eat free.

The dinner is a traditional holiday meal of turkey and dressing, plus delicious side dishes and pie.

“This just gets you in the holiday spirit,” said church member Lisa Davis, who has helped plan the event. “It’s a lot of work, but to see everyone come together and work so hard for a common goal – that’s just awesome.”

Davis worked with Beverly Crisp, Laurie Stowe, Nancy Eaton, Shelley McComis, and Brenda Kennedy to plan this year’s feast.

The church fed 1,600 people last year and is planning for at least that many this year. The grocery list is long and includes 74 turkeys, 42 dressings, 90 cakes, 95 pies and 480 pounds of sweet potatoes.

Davis said not only do they feed the crowd at the Commons, but they also deliver meals to shut-ins and residents of local nursing homes. They also package meals for carryout.

“It’s just a great time to see everyone come together and visit with friends,” Davis said.

For more information, call (940) 683-2780.

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