Reserve your meal soon for free Clinton County Community Thanksgiving Dinner


WILMINGTON — The annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner is on for this year with a couple of twists — it will be prepared by community volunteers at Wilmington High School, and it will be delivery-only.

In past years, the food had prepared at Wendy’s, but its dining room is currently closed for remodeling. Last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.

The free meals are available to any Clinton County resident — deliveries will begin at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the morning — and they include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, rolls and pumpkin pie.

To have a meal delivered on Thanksgiving — Thursday, Nov. 25 — call one these numbers: 937-382-2706 (ArlaFaye); 937-527-6627 (Terri); or 937-382-7058 (Clinton County Homeless Shelter). Deadline to order is Monday, Nov. 22.

How to help

Monetary donations are being accepted to help with the costs. Donations may be sent to: Jo Ann Bartram c/0 Wilmington Savings Bank, 184 N. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177; make check payable to “Community Thanksgiving Dinner.”

Also, it takes a small army of volunteers to prepare all the food and to make deliveries throughout the county.

To volunteer, call Tari at 937-218-2232; Lorry at 937-218-6119; or ArlaFaye at 937-382-2706.

Due to CDC/COVID recommendations, masks will be required for all volunteers.

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