The ninth annual community dinner held at the Houghton Higgins Lake Elks Club #1982, the Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner, is open to anyone who would like to attend Nov. 24.
Houghton Lake community members will serve dinner from noon to 3 p.m.
Those who are homebound and would like to receive a free meal or meals may call Matt at 366-6347 or Pam at 366-9596 for delivery between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
While there is no cost, donations are accepted.
The Elks is located at 4932 West Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake.
(Above) Matt Grover, coordinator of the ninth annual Russ Graham Memorial Thanksgiving Day Dinner, shows off a collection of cookies donated to the event by students and parents from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School. Grover said the home-made cookies came packaged in bags decorated by the students. (Left) Volunteers (front to back) Brian Morrison of St. Helen, Grover of the Springbrook Inn in Prudenville and Lee Prindle, chairman of trustees at Houghton-Higgins Lake Elks Club Lodge 1982 have a turkey roasting session in the lodge’s kitchen Tuesday morning. He said Glen’s Market at Houghton Lake provided 42 turkey breasts, 32 pounds of dark meat, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pop, water, milk and 500 pieces of pumpkin pie for the community feast. Other donations included $500 from the Houghton Lake Rotary Club and table decorations made by Brownie Troop 923. (TRP)
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