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Quimby hosts turkey dinner fund-raiser

Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Turkey take-out - There are always a lot of folks taking their turkey to go at any Quimby Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Fund-raiser. In this photo, volunteer Bob Herron can be seen adding a generous helping of corn to the dinner being taken out by Carol Wych. Photo by Ron Flewelling.
On November 2, the southern Cherokee County community of Quimby was the scene of some pre-holiday celebration as local organizations and other volunteers pitched in to host their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Fund-Raiser.

If you are one of those folks who count the days until you can enjoy a holiday bird and all the fixings, you were undoubtedly first in line for the annual event held at the Quimby Fire Station.

The menu for the day included turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, bread buns and dessert...the perfect bill-of-fare to put folks in the proper pre-holiday frame of mind.

All the Quimby clubs, organizations and churches pitched in to make the event a success.

This year, the dressing was supplied by the Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

The desserts for the repast were provided by St., Johns Catholic Church.

The cranberry sauce was brought in by the Quimby Senior Citizens.

The Quimby Baptists provided the corn for the feast.

The American Legion made sure the dinner was washed down properly by supplying the coffee.

The ladies of their Auxiliary supplied the paper products used during the meal.

The gravy for the dinner was the bailiwick of the Quimby Methodist Church.

Even though man does not live by bread alone, it sure goes great with a turkey dinner. The dinner rolls for this feast were supplied by the Entre Nous Club.

The main course turkey was purchased from special community center funds earmarked for that purpose.

Members from all these organizations as well as other sundry volunteers turned in exemplary labors serving the meal as well as cleaning up afterwards.

It was noted that 278 area folks went through the serving lines during the event.

Take-outs were popular again this year, with 270 meals going out the doors to be enjoyed at home.

It was estimated that over 400 pounds of turkey was served during the fund-raiser.

Proceeds from the benefit dinner will be used to pay for the Quimby community center's utilities and upkeep for the next year.



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