Westgate Chapel serving 23rd annual Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 20, 2017

Turkey with all the trimmings – for over 1,200 people – is on the menu for Westgate Chapel’s 23rd annual Thanksgiving dinner.

The church will host a free community dinner, with three seatings Thursday, Nov. 23: at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Reservations are not required.

Westgate Chapel is at 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds.

Pastor Ron Brooks began the holiday tradition years ago, and he has watched it grow, serving over 1,200 guests last year.

Entertainment includes ventriloquist Joe Bruce. There will be children’s crafts, bingo and family photos.

A food and clothing bank – with items for adults and children – will be open. Coats, pants, shoes and other necessities will be available, as well as care packages and sleeping bags for the homeless.

The event is supported by hundreds of community volunteers.

The dinner is open to all community members, from families to those who may be estranged from his or her family to those without a home. Anyone in need of Thanksgiving dinner is invited and welcome to attend.

Volunteers have been encouraged to treat all dinner guests as if they were coming to their homes, and Brooks said they want to make the dinner “as warm and non-institutional as possible.”

He encourages people to come to the dinner without fear of being ministered to, and said the only outreach done after the dinner is to ask if people would like to be notified about next year’s dinner.

Information: 425-775-2776.



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