RONAN — Over the last 15 years, it has grown and grown to the full, bringing people together for a time of friendship, food, music and fun. The Fifteenth Annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be on November 28 from 11 am to 2 pm 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 and all are welcome. 

Fifteen 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 and this year it will be hosted by YWAM Tribal Waves. Supplies and all the fixings come from donors throughout our area. 

Festivities for the day include live music by Jim Pettit and His Little Big Band and a traditional Turkey Dinner. Volunteers are needed to help serve, cook, buss and clean up. Turkeys, pies, and rolls, are also needed. Call Rita at 406-871-1648 or Angela at 406-218-8044 to donate food or to volunteer our 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. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and the dinner is free. Donations will be gladly accepted at the door or sent to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 207 Eisenhower St. SW Ronan, MT 59864.


  • Occurs Thursday, November 28th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm



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