In our family, Thanksgiving means apple pie. My mom makes a scrumptious apple pie...but ONLY at Thanksgiving. It's a one time a year event and perhaps her secret plan for making sure we all show up for Thanksgiving dinner. Our family is getting to a size where we have to have a "kids' table" as well as remove some side dishes as soon as they make their way around the table just so we have enough elbow room. But not everyone is so lucky. For some Thanksgiving is not so celebratory. If you know someone who needs help with their Thanksgiving meal there are several free meals available. You can also contact these organizations to see if they need volunteers and/or monetary donations.
Although the deadline has passed for several of the Thanksgiving Dinners hosted by local organizations, a few are still accepting reservations.
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 307 E. Hancock Street, St. Clair
Delivery: 11 a.m., Takeout: noon, Eat In: 1 p.m.
RSVP by Thursday, November 16 by calling 570-429-2272 or 570-429-7107
Knights of Columbus
All Delivery: Between 10 a.m. and noon. Someone MUST be home.
RSVP by Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m. by calling 570-691-1429, 570-628-3333 or 570-516-9514 and leaving your name and phone number
If you know a local history buff, let them know about the presentation at the Mountaineer Hose Company, South 3rd Street, Minersville on Thursday, November 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dave Williams will be speaking about coal mine maps and how to read the,