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Free Thanksgiving feast down in numbers

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 27th, 2012

photo by Jerry Thompson Victoria Tocher, a volunteer with Calvary Fellowship, took the order for Cottage Grove’s Ward and Miriam Gross, who themselves serve every other year.

It was hard to tell who were more blessed…those who served or those who were being served on Thursday at the First Baptist Church’s annual free Thanksgiving dinner.

A feast of 18 turkeys and over 70 pounds of mashed potatoes plus vegetables, stuffing and pumpkin pies were very much appreciated by a total of 234 recipients.

At least four Cottage Grove churches: First Baptist, Calvary Fellowship, Trinity Lutheran and Living Faith, provided the bounty, while members of Calvary Fellowship served the meals.

“The servers were all blessed, the people said what a blessing it was for them, and for us, it was a success for our hearts,” said Pam Peltin.

For the complete article see the 11-28-2012 issue.

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