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Thanksgiving options on Whidbey Island

Joan Smith was busy cooking turkeys at the Freeland Eagles Aerie kitchen last year for the Mobile Turkey Unit. The volunteer group delivers Thanksgiving meals to residents across Whidbey Island. - Ben Watanabe / Record file
Joan Smith was busy cooking turkeys at the Freeland Eagles Aerie kitchen last year for the Mobile Turkey Unit. The volunteer group delivers Thanksgiving meals to residents across Whidbey Island.
— image credit: Ben Watanabe / Record file

While Good Cheer is providing Thanksgiving food for needy families, those needing help or company on the holiday have other options.

American Legion dinner

American Legion Post 141 will serve its traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22. The post is located along Highway 525 just south of The Goose. All are welcome to enjoy dinner in a warm and inviting location.

This year’s dinner will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. and large parties should make reservations if possible. Call 321-5696. The menu will include the traditional favorites of turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce and pie for dessert. However there is always a surprise or two when someone decides to donate delicious squash, sweet potatoes or some other favorite recipe.

Mobile Turkey Unit

The volunteer Mobile Turkey Unit is accepting requests for free, home-delivered Thanksgiving dinners to people on South and Central Whidbey for a 14th year of operation. People can request a meal for themselves or neighbors in need by calling 341-1220 and leaving a message or using the online form at www.mobileturkeyunit.wordpress.com.

Donations can be made online or a check made out to TLC with ‘Mobile Turkey Unit’ in the memo area, and mailed to Trinity Lutheran Church / PO Box 97/ Freeland, WA 98249.

Thanksgiving in Coupeville

Friends, neighbors, families and visitors are welcome to join the 14th annual Community Thanksgiving potluck meal Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Coupeville Rec Hall on the corner of Alexander and Coveland. A traditional spread will be served buffet-style from noon until 2:30 p.m. or the food runs out.

Turkey and ham are provided by the organizers, while the rest of the tasty menu is up to those who attend. The community feast is free, fun and friendly. The gathering is loosely organized by locals, and help is always welcome. To get involved, call Sue Winker at 360-678-1224.

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