Yesterday marked the second straight Thanksgiving without a traditional community feast.
The decades-long event has had bumps before. When Saugatuck Congregational Church was recovering from a fire, Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church stepped up to host.
Some years there were more than enough volunteers to cook, serve and clean up. Other times, folks did double or triple duty.
But the feast was always there: an in-person affirmation that our town is truly a “community.”
COVID changed the event. This year dinners were delivered to recipients.
They were grateful (and well fed). They gave thanks.
But fingers are crossed that next year, the Thanksgiving Community Feast will be in person once again. Our town would be truly thankful.