Friday Flashback #272

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.

A small part of the 2014 Thanksgiving Community Feast. Gatherings like this seem like a page out of the past.

One response to “Friday Flashback #272

  1. This is Ricki. For 25 years I was part of the team running the Feast when it was at Saugatuck Congregational Church, even after I moved to Maine. Now I live in Arizona so it would be hard for me to get there :-). I loved the picture as I recognized some of the people who went to the dinner year after year.

    I’m so glad the tradition has been kept up in these trying times.