A crew of 75 volunteers prepared, served and cleaned up 480 meals at this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School Commons.
Visitors enjoyed heaping plates of turkey, mashed potatoes and all the traditional fare. Volunteers served 281 meals in the commons, delivered 120 to homes and dished up 79 meals for take-out, according to organizer Richard Paper. More than $1,000 and a pickup load of food items was raised for the Wadena Food Shelf.
Entertainment at the event was provided by the Singing Grandmas and Alvin Koplin. Musical numbers included "Home on the Range" and "Church in the Wildwood." WDC and St. Ann's students created the decorations for the dinner.