|November 15, 2012
Annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner dishes out on November 22
RONAN — It started small nine years ago. Over the years, it has grown and grown and grown, bringing people together for a time of friendship, food, music and fun. The Ninth Annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be on November 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. Each year, the celebration draws several hundred residents, coming to share conversation, homemade pie and the chance to recognize the good that has come into their lives. Dinner is free but volunteers are needed.
Nine years ago, local cook Marie Cowan, formally of the Ronan Café kicked off the tradition, recruiting volunteers, foods and participants. When it grew too large for the café, it was moved to the Ronan Community Center and is now sponsored by the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce. Supplies and all the fixings come from donors throughout the area. The Lake County Commissioners provide the facility at no charge.
Festivities for the day include entertainment and a traditional Turkey Dinner. Volunteers are needed to help serve, cook, buss and clean up. Turkeys, pies, rolls, paper plates and plastic silverware are also needed. Call Cheri Houle at 249-3184 to donate goods or food and Brennin Grainey at 676-4600 to volunteer some time.
It is a special day open to all community members. Come share all that is good in the world with friends and new acquaintances.
Live background music will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend and the dinner is free. Donations will be gladly accepted at the door or sent to the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce, Thanksgiving Dinner at PO Box 254, Ronan, MT 59864