By Tim Kowols
Eight years ago, four former Kewaunee County residents took it upon themselves to make sure groups like the elderly, the poor, and the homebound got to enjoy a free homemade meal for Thanksgiving. Last year, “Friends for Thanksgiving” served 525 people at people’s homes and at St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg. Nancy Hendricks helped start the annual event with Kathy Ledvina, Jan Jauquet, and Joan DeGrand. Hendricks recollected a story where a disabled man came for Thanksgiving two years ago and got emotional when he was told he could take home his leftovers and was sent back with additional meals to enjoy.
This year’s “Friends for Thanksgiving” meal will take place on November 24. If you would like to volunteer or would like a meal to be delivered or available for pick up, you can contact Hendricks at 920-660-3664.