The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 9, 2013

Turkey donations sought

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — The Come Back Committee and founder Clyde Butler, and also Mary Lewis with California Catering are looking for some help in turkey donations.

Butler and his committee are coming off of a successful Halloween hot dog and marshmallow roast with the city at Carver Park.

Now the committee is looking for some turkeys to be donated to give to needy families. If interested, contact Butler at 497-6565.

Lewis and some friends will be hosting a free Thanksgiving meal from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Laura Lee Fellowship House, 212 E. Williams St.

Invitations are being sent to nursing homes, churches and other facilities that seniors frequent. Homeless persons of any age also are welcome.

Caregivers who bring a senior will be served for a fee of $10.

If this event is a success, there will be a Christmas meal in December.

Lewis is asking for donations of turkeys or a gift certificate to purchase a turkey. Anyone donating will be invited to eat at no charge.

The menu will consist of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert, beverages and more.

Donations can be dropped off at the former California Catering restaurant, 38 N. Vermilion St. on any Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call Lewis at 474-1732 and she will pick up the donation.

Lewis thanks Laura Lee Fellowship House for supporting this venture.

For those planning to bring a group, notify Lewis before Nov. 20 at chef.mary@sbcglobal.net.