Dunn County hosts free community dinner for Thanksgiving

After a successful event last year, Dunn County will host its second annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 19 at the High Plains Cultural Center.
A ham dinner with side dishes, such as corn, coleslaw, green beans and potatoes, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Games and activities, including Turkey Bingo, will follow the dinner at 1 p.m.

By Zak Wellerman

Dunn County Auditor and Treasurer Tracey Dolezal and Planning and Zoning Administrator Sandy Rohde said the event was well received last year and about 250 people were served.
Dolezal and Rohde said the dinner began “just to bring people together” and it was “a way for the community to come together and got people involved.”
This year, they want to get the word out and bring awareness about the dinner to the community.
As far as volunteers, the dinner has the help to serve the free dinner to visitors. Volunteers from Dunn County Social Services. St. Johns Lutheran Church, Dunn County employees and other county residents will also be assisting people at the dinner.
We are very fortunate to have the support of oil companies in the local area both years, Dolezal and Rohde added.
“We want everyone to come. It helps our community come together and welcomes new people to meet other residents. We want this to be a fun event,” Dolezal said.
The dinner did not undergo any changes aside from shortening the dinner from three to two hours, according to Dolezal and Rohde.
Turkey Bingo will have turkeys for the winners. The other games and activities will be card games and activities for little kids, such as coloring.

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