Come one, come all, to the San Saba Community Thanksgiving lunch at The Father’s House Church Reception Hall from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
It looks like we’re going to have a beautiful fall day with a forecast being sunny and 68 degrees. Bring yourself, a friend, the whole family, or the whole neighborhood for a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings. It should be a festive atmosphere with music, balloons, and face painting for the young and the old. Once you’ve stuffed yourself you may want to go to the take out line and get a couple meals to-go for yourself, a neighbor, or someone who may not be getting out. Additionally, there will be a "Pick-up" or "To-go" line setup if you simply want to take food back to share with your family or eat at home. The final thing you may want to be aware of is that The Community Thanksgiving volunteers will DELIVER. To have food delivered for you, your friends, or a family you know in need, simply call 325-372-4357. All deliveries will happen between 11:00 and 1:00 around the lunch hour.
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been in operation for 10 years and has evolved into an event that includes over 50 volunteers, and serves between 550 and 750 meals. Lots of people give their time and their talents to make it a fun and special time. The fire department provides the grill to cook 35 turkeys, which are donated by Super S. Joe Ragsdale, Roger Verette, Scott Glaze, Cole McDowell spend the better part of a day smoking them, and then the Sweat Equity crew, along with Naomi Ragsdale and many volunteers come together to cook and serve all the fixings, setup and decorate tables, take pictures, get a delivery line going, package meals to be delivered, get them delivered, keep tables bussed, for the next wave, etc.
It’s busy, but it’s fun. And, the food is outstanding. It allows a lot of San Saba citizens to work together, share together, and be together. Actually, when all is said and done, it’s a lot to be thankful for. No wonder they call it Thanksgiving… My guess is that no town in Texas has a "Free dinner for everybody with so many people working to make someone else happy and satisfied. Whether your cooking, or serving, or simply eating till you can’t eat anymore, we hope you get involved. It will keep you looking forward to Thanksgiving each year.