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Community Thanksgiving dinners planned

Nov. 23 in Crown Point; Nov. 24 in Ticonderoga

Community dinners to mark Thanksgiving will be held in Putnam, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Putnam Central School will host a dinner for the community Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. Crown Point’s dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall on Creek Road  on Wednesday, Nov. 23. There will be a continuous serving from 4 to 7 p.m. The third annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street—Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 3 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house. All the dinners are free and open to the public.

Community dinners to mark Thanksgiving will be held in Putnam, Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Putnam Central School will host a dinner for the community Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. Crown Point’s dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall on Creek Road on Wednesday, Nov. 23. There will be a continuous serving from 4 to 7 p.m. The third annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street—Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 3 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house. All the dinners are free and open to the public.

— Crown Point churches and businesses are again joining together to serve a community Thanksgiving dinner.

The meal will be served at the United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall on Creek Road on Wednesday, Nov. 23. There will be a continuous serving from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be no cost for the community dinner that will include turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetable, rolls and homemade apple and pumpkin pies.

“We are doing it to ensure that those Crown Point residents who are alone or those who might not have the means to celebrate Thanksgiving will have a traditional meal,” said the Rev. David Hirtle of First Congregational Church of Crown Point. “The meal is designed to rekindle friendship and promote fellowship in our community.

“With the economy struggling, many of us realize that there are blessings that we can share to ensure that we, as a community, look to each other’s needs,” he said.

The meal is a collaborative effort of the faith communities of Sacred Heart, Crown Point United Methodist and the First Congregational churches, Frenchman’s and Maple Ridge Restaurant.

Crown Point Telephone, Crown Point Citgo, Hap’s, the Crown Point Post Office, Champlain National Bank, Gunnison’s Orchard, Torri’s Hair Dresser, the Knapp Club and others are also assisting.

Where possible, the meal will be served with locally grown and prepared items. Gunnison’s has donated the apples for the pies. The management and staff of Frenchman’s Restaurant are making these apple pies. Pumpkin and cream pies will be made at Maple Ridge Restaurant. Crown Point Post Office employees are donating 50 pounds of locally-grown potatoes. The Knapp Club will peel and prepare the potatoes. Members of the United Methodist Church are making stuffing. People from Crown Point Telephone and Technology, Maple Ridge Restaurant and the Congregational Church are making homemade rolls. Crown Point Citgo and Hap’s are supplying juice and milk for the children. The five turkeys have again been donated by Sacred Heart Church and cooked in the United Methodist and Congregational ovens. Condiments are provided by Torri’s Hair Dressers. Funds for extras have come from Champlain Bank as well as several anonymous sources.

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