The annual Gilmer County Community Thanksgiving Meal will be held on Saturday, 2019 November 23. Please put the date for this volunteer service opportunity on your calendar. Mountain Light has set the pace for providing volunteer support for this event, and we want to provide even stronger support this year. The Community Thanksgiving Meal welcomes all individuals and families in Gilmer County, without cost, regardless of need.
The primary sponsor for the meal is Faith, Hope, and Charity (FHC), a charitable community service organization that operates a large thrift store and other service programs in Ellijay. FHC sponsors this meal to thank everyone in Gilmer County for their support. Several churches in the Ellijay area come together to host this opportunity to strengthen our sense of community and come to know each other better. In 2018, we fed over 1000 people at the meal. This year we expect to feed over 1200.
MEAL DATE: Saturday, 2019 November 23
SERVING TIMES for DINERS: 11:00 to 2:00
LOCATION: Ellijay First Baptist Church (FBC), 164 Dalton Street, Ellijay GA 30540
Volunteer opportunities abound, including serving, clean up, and parking support on meal day. Prior to the meal day, other volunteers will cook and debone turkeys and cook desserts and deliver them to FBC. We may also donate money to buy turkeys for other volunteers to prepare.
Volunteer sign-up details and procedures are forthcoming.
The MLUUC point of contact for the meal is Bruce Wood. Our Mountain Light family may feel free to contact him to volunteer or gain more information: click here to email.