West Barre church serves Thanksgiving meal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Albion area congregations take turns at community kitchen

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The West Barre United Methodist Church prepared a full course meal with turkey that was served to 56 people tonight at Christ Church in Albion.

Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation, has a kitchen and dining hall in Albion, and congregations in the community take turns preparing the meals, serving the food and cleaning up.

The meals are offered on Fridays throughout the year. A tradition has been serving a full course meal the day with turkey after Thanksgiving.

The West Barre church takes a turn the fifth Fridays, about four or five times a year. Today happened to be the fifth Friday of November, and it fell a day after Thanksgiving.

I showed up this evening when the West Barre church was cleaning up. Pictured include, front row, from left:  Alice Mathes, Jean Peglow, Karen Dibley, cousins Allison and Lily Mathes, sisters Johanna and Melissa Dibley, and Joy Markle. Back row: Jim Peglow and Dan Shuler.

The church has been volunteering in the community kitchen for two years.

“You know there is a need out in the community,” Mrs. Peglow said.