RHINELANDER - Most people have a yearly tradition when it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving.
For one Rhinelander restaurant, giving back to the community has been a tradition for a decade.
Friendship House served free Thanksgiving meals to the community Thursday.
This the 10th year the restaurant has served free meals on the holiday.
Serving such a big Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of ingredients.
"So far in the back, we got like 35-40 cold turkeys, 15-20 gallons of gravy, numerous dressings, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, we're all ready to go," said Friendship House Chef Chris Hazelton.
Paying it forward can be one best parts of the holiday season.
That's why the restaurant is thankful it can help others out.
Getting the chance to give back and cook festive recipes is rewarding for Chef Chris.
"I do a cornbread bread dressing that's really good from scratch with onions, celery, carrots. It's really nice and different," said Hazelton.
Friendship House served its free meals from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
|Story By: Anthony DaBruzzi