Thanksgiving Feast Returns Home

Four years ago, a devastating fire forced Westport’s Thanksgiving Day  Community Feast out of its longtime Saugatuck Congregational Church home.

Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church opened its doors and heart on extremely short notice. It happily hosted the next 3 dinners too.

This year, the feast finally returns home.

It truly is a community event. Saugatuck Congregational partners with Temple Israel, the United Methodist church and Unitarian Church to produce the dinner.

Over 100 volunteers are needed. They shop, set up, prep in the kitchen, cook, drive, clean up, and handle dozens of other tasks. They’re the lifeblood of the much-loved Turkey Day feast. Click here to see what jobs are available, and sign up.

Donations are welcome too, to defray expenses. Checks payable to “Saugatuck Congregational Church” can be sent to 245 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Put “Thanksgiving Feast” on the subject line.

We have a lot to be thankful for in Westport. The Community Feast stands at the top of any list.

(The Saugatuck Congregational Church Community Feast takes place Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, September 26 — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, click here.)

A small part of last year's Thanksgiving Feast.

A small part of last year’s Thanksgiving Feast.

3 responses to “Thanksgiving Feast Returns Home

  1. I find it very gratifying to help out at this wonderful community event. I’ve also worked at the Christmas Dinner. Do you know if they’ll be having it this year? Last year, they didn’t.

    • Robert Mitchell

      The last few years we have hosted a Christmas Open House at the Senior Center rather than a dinner. We will do it again this year, but at Saugatuck Congregational Church, from 11:00 to 2:00 on Christmas Day. Volunteers will be welcome for that event as well; more information will be available shortly.

  2. Robert Mitchell

    Thank you, Dan.