South Baldwin communities plan Thanksgiving celebrations

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 11/17/21

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching, and many South Baldwin communities are busy preparing their Thanksgiving celebrations. Some communities will hold free Thanksgiving dinners, while others are …

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South Baldwin communities plan Thanksgiving celebrations

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Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching, and many South Baldwin communities are busy preparing their Thanksgiving celebrations. Some communities will hold free Thanksgiving dinners, while others are preparing baskets filled with non-perishable items to be handed out to those in need within their communities. Whether you’re looking for a place to go on Thursday, Nov. 25 to enjoy a nice holiday meal or you would like to donate items for a Thanksgiving dinner, South Baldwin has you covered.

Elberta

The 10th Annual Elberta Thanksgiving Dinner, taking place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, will return to an in-person event. The community event will be held at the Elberta Civic Center (25070 Pine St.) and is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Takeout plates will be available as well. Deliveries can be made to those who are unable to drive. Meals are free.

Anyone who would like to volunteer or who would like more information can call Cindy Bloch at 251-747-2291.

Foley

The Foley Senior Center will be hosting a drive-thru Thanksgiving lunch celebration on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Lunch will be served with the help of Pastor Joe Aldrete and the congregation of Calvary Chapel. Meals will be served in front of Foley City Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. and going through 1 p.m.

If you would like to pick up a lunch during the event, RSVP by calling 251-943-1877 or emailing seniorcenter@cityoffoley.org. RSVPs should be made no later than Monday, Nov. 22.

Summerdale

The 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Collection Box is underway now at the Summerdale Public Library. The project is put on by the library’s Children’s Program. Their goal is to provide 20 Thanksgiving meals to community families and seniors. Needed items to place in the baskets are canned green beans, canned sweet potatoes, canned corn, canned squash, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, onions, bags of potatoes, canned cranberry sauce and bags of apples.

If you would like to make a monetary donation towards the turkeys and pies, see the front desk. A donation box has been placed at the library by the front door where the non-perishable items can be dropped off. Baskets will be ready for pick up by Nov. 23. Call the library at 251-989-2011 for more information.

The Thanksgiving baskets are prepared with the assistance of the children who participate in the children’s programs. As a reward for their help with the project, the Summerdale Public Library will host a Children’s Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 3 - 5 p.m. The dinner will include a sit-down family-style turkey dinner. Reader, the library’s Elf on the Shelf, will appear to kick off the holiday season at the dinner. The event will conclude with the children putting new leaves on the Gratitude Tree.