By Delilah Rose — Student Corresspondent
Every year, the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church gives back with a Thanksgiving dinner for its community. Volunteers from all over the county chip in throughout Thanksgiving week in preparations for this community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Its starts from making the cranberry relish on Monday, turkeys on Tuesday, potatoes and squash on Wednesday, the bringing in of quick breads and pies, and finally to set up on Thursday. Volunteers make this Dinner possible by helping out in any way they can.
Leslie and Dune Youngsteadt are the directors of these past few years of the Thanksgiving extravaganza. Beside Leslie, Suzanne Rose, a valued volunteer of the Dinner, has participated for almost 16 years.
Both Leslie and Suzanne agree that volunteering can make the world of difference in a small community. Reaching out and helping your neighbor, in either bringing them to this dinner with you or picking a meal up for them, is a small act that can go a long way.
Cutting fruits, peeling veggies, setting tables, delivering food, donating quick breads or pies, serving guests, and lending a helping hand is a few of the many opportunities you as a volunteer can contribute.
Volunteers are always welcome at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church for the Thanksgiving Dinner. You do not have to attend this church or share these beliefs to participate in either volunteering or enjoying this meal.
During this season, Suzanne Rose says, it’s important to give back. Happy Thanksgiving.
If interesting in giving a helping hand this year, please contact Leslie and Dune Youngsteadt at 920-746-8643. Also, if thinking about dropping by for the Dinner, carrying out, or delivery, please call to make a reservation at 920-743-3241.