Turkey Day at the Church

Today is the Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at my church here in Portales. They sell tickets to have turkey dinner to raise money for their various activities and missions. Every year, my family volunteers to deliver dinners to people who are home bound, so soon I’ll be getting all gussied up to go out and take dinners to the locals. Thankfully it’s not as windy as it was yesterday so that’s a good thing!

I want to take this moment to remind you all that, even if you live in a small town, there’s plenty of things to do for your community from donating your time to the local clothes charity, mentoring children or delivering turkey dinners to the community. See, my love of food is incorporated into my volunteer work! I’ll be certain to post some pictures and update this little corner of my blog when I return!

Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at the church went well. Whew! They were busy today. I spent the first half of my morning driving my parents around to deliver turkey dinners. The ladies and gentlemen at the church sure do work hard organizing, cooking and prepping all these delicious things, so kudos to them!

Ladies Serving Up Delivery Boxes

There they are! Prepping dinners for delivery, and across the hall there’s another well organized, well oiled machine of people prepping dinners for pick ups! Of course it was so busy, I couldn’t get a shot of them, but I will give them all a shout out!

The room for the folks who wanted to sit down as well as the space for the bazaar was decorated in a festive manner waiting for the first rush of hungry folks to arrive.

Thanksgiving Decor and Bazaar

And, finally, people started pouring in! Let me tell you, we got back from our last delivery before we decided to have our lunch and the hallway from the front door to the kitchen was a hundred feet long and five people deep! We were so tired and hungry we decided, after seeing all those hungry people waiting, that we would just grab our dinner to go, bring it home and have a nice quiet lunch.

It’s Lunch Time!

And, of course, I failed as a food blogger today. I forgot to take a picture of the food, but at least I can talk about it and tell you what we had. There was turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, an apple and celery salad, green beans and pumpkin pie. Yum! So yum, in fact, that yes.. I ate it, then sat there and stared at my empty take out box which was riddled with the crumbs and last little dots of gravy and said, “Oh… I forgot pictures!” Sorry!

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