FM Community Thanksgiving dinner plans in full swing


FORT MADISON – With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, the Fort Madison Community Thanksgiving Dinner Committee is busy finalizing last minute details. With over 900 meals served to the community last year, the committee is ramping up production in 2017.

The dinner will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, in the Fort Madison High School Multi Purpose Room, 2001 Avenue B,  from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist with trays, beverages, and, of course, bring a choice of homemade pies to your table. Deliveries are available to shut-ins and those with transportation issues and will be made on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m .– 1 p.m. To arrange for a delivery, please call the Thanksgiving Hotline Phone at 319-561-0535.

The committee appreciates the efforts of the greater Fort Madison business community and Fort Madison Community School District, which partner with them to help make this free event happen. It is the goal of the group to see that no one is overlooked this Thanksgiving, so getting the word out to community members in need, and to those who may not have a family to share a holiday meal with this holiday, is of utmost importance.

Volunteers are needed to chop, mix, bake, count, greet, serve, deliver, setup, and cleanup in various shifts on Tuesday (4 p.m.-8 p.m), Wednesday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Thursday (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Volunteer slots are limited so please contact the Community Thanksgiving Hotline to secure your spot at 319-561-0535. Financial donations continue to allow us to bring the free meals to those in the community who otherwise may not have one. All monetary donations go to the Community Thanksgiving Fund and are used for Community Thanksgiving expenses.

As always, suggestions, questions and concerns are welcome. Please feel free to contact Savanna at or contact a volunteer on the hotline phone 319-561-0535.

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