- You could get a fair share of turkey in Three Lakes Thursday.
St. Theresa Catholic Church served a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community.
The church's goal was to make sure everyone in the area had an opportunity to enjoy a good meal.
This was the first Thanksgiving meal served in a couple
But they hope to make it an annual gathering.
"To get people together to start to see if we could do something for a community," said St. Theresa Parishioner Pat Freeman. "Mostly we were thinking about seniors, people who don't have any place to go."
It's also a place to go for families to eat with other families on Thanksgiving.
"These people are from our area, from our parish. I think it's great," said St. Theresa Parishioner Mark Nowak. "Instead of being at home with your family, you can blend in with who don't have any place to go."
There was also plenty of homemade dishes for the community to enjoy.
"Everybody wanted to bring something so we said everyone come and bring a small dish," Freeman said.
"If you can't bring a dish, so be it. Come anyways."
The turnout may not have been huge, but, there were still plenty of smiling faces and people enjoying each other's company. That's something the church hopes to grow.
"It's not as much as we want but it's a start," Freeman said. "If you start small and maybe and through the years we may end up being big. Word gets around and people hear about it."
This may start the conversation.
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