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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.

— “Oiled with laughter and love these wonderful hearts on two feet, an army of them, put together a menu you’d expect at a fine restaurant,” Stonitsch said.

The dinner will again feature “Aunt Mary’s Heavenly sweets” — smashed roasted sweet potatoes layered with granny smith apples with onions, sautéed in butter and topped with a butter caramel/nut sauce.

“Last year we ran out of those so we’ll have to up the ante this year,” Stonitsch noted.

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual dinner.

“Some folks help the night before, which includes setting up, giving out the items to be cooked or working in the kitchen prepping items that will be put together in the morning,” Stonitsch said. “Others come for all or part of Thanksgiving Day. Some come at 3 (p.m.) just to help cleanup. Thank God!

“What part will you play this year?” she asked. “From making homemade cards, baking pies and desserts, manning the beverage corner, welcoming others, to decorating, cooking, cleaning up, or just listening to another’s story…..the gift is really time. That’s how we spell love. Will you help us love our neighbors with the gift of time, energy, finances?”

People interested in volunteering, attending the dinner or having a dinner delivered to their home can contact Stonitsch at 585-6369 or Janet at 543-6971.

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