Albion church, Masonic Lodge will serve 2,000 free chicken dinners on Dec. 10

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 20 November 2022 at 12:01 pm

Thanksgiving meals also will be available at the Masonic Lodge

File photo by Tom Rivers: Mitch Grater and Ed Wolfe flip chickens that are among the 1,000 chicken dinners that were served on Dec. 18, 2021 at the Arnold Gregory Office Complex on South Main Street.

ALBION – The Royal Body Shop Outreach Ministries is partnering with the Renovation Masonic Lodge 39 in Albion to give away free meals during the holidays.

The Royal Body Shop Outreach Ministries was started in Albion little more than a year ago by Pastor Albert D. Wilson Jr. and his wife Ykeeta, who are affiliated with a similar ministry in Buffalo. They hold services in Albion at 7 p.m. Fridays in the Arnold Gregory Complex.

On Thanksgiving Day, free turkey dinners with all the trimmings will be given away. Meals can be eaten in or taken out from noon to 4 p.m., or until gone at the Masonic Lodge, 39 Platt St.

On Dec. 10. During Albion’s Hometown Holidays Event, Royal Body Shop Ministries will give away 2,000 chicken dinners at the Masonic Lodge. Last year 1,000 dinners were given away free of charge as part of the Ministries’ “Que in” for Christmas event. This year, they are doubling the number of dinners. The meal is take-out only and starts at noon, until gone.

In addition, the Royal Body Shop Ministries is holding a raffle for a 65-inch smart TV. Tickets are $1 each and are available at Arnold’s Auto Body Parts. The winner will be drawn during the event on Dec. 10. All proceeds go back to the church for future community projects.

The Hometown Holidays event will include many activities to celebrate the season, including “Santa’s Hometown Parade” at 5:30 p.m.