Community Thanksgiving Dinner Canceled

The annual Burgess People Care Community Thanksgiving Dinner has been canceled this year due to the COVID pandemic.

Although last year’s event was hosted drive-through style, organizers determined it would be safest for guests and volunteers to postpone this year’s event. This will be the first time in 12 years that the Thanksgiving Dinner has not taken place.

“Nancy Broer started this tradition to bring community members who are alone or in need to enjoy a traditional dinner in a family atmosphere on the exact holiday,” says Nancy’s niece, Teresa Butler. “As soon as it is safe, our Burgess People Care and community volunteers will hold this event again. This was a hard decision for our organizers to make, but one that had to be made to keep everyone safe.”  Organizers hope the dinner will return in 2022.