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The Stillwater Journal December 2 - Page 8 SOME 700 NAMETAGS were used at the giving Dinner. Mary Beth and Gary Garoffelow and and Chris get theirs in place as they wait to g to pick up a tray of turkey and all that went with it. THERE WAS PLENTY to eat - in fact there were lots of leftovers handed out around town - and plenty of diners at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. And there were plenty of volunteers for all sorts of tasks involved with such an undertaking. mill I II II II IIB II II Hundred attend Thanksgiving feed Stillwater Journal Editor's Note: The Journal asked Pat Dorr, the "Head Turkey" at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, how things went at the feed. He was worn out the day after the event and we, figured his answer would be brief. Here's his reply: Well pilgrims, we had another wonderful Annual Thanksgiving Photos by Lawrence Gibbs THAT'S HOWARD WRIGHT stirring up another batch of his gravy for diners at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Community Center. Wright made it by the gallons for use on the whipped potatoes, turkey and dressing. He made several batches during the meal. - . If Medicare doesn't cover ati your medical bills, you may want to sqPpleme~ that coverage with Medicare Supplement insurance, ~s you keep out-of-pocket costs down by paying some of the expenses Medtcare doesnt With Medicare Supplement insurarc.e from Mutual of Omaha ~rar ameandC ~--~my, You't' be covered by one of the nation's st reliable providers of Medicare Supplement Insurance. We take our cornmttments seriously. Learn more about Medicare Supplement coverage. Call today. Eight Main Place Suite 2 Stillwater (405) 372-5343 Dinner at the Community Center. For our 19th Dinner, we had a beautiful Thanksgiving day with over 125 beautiful people help- ing to serve around 700 dinners, including 200 deliveries and take-outs. What made the day even more pleasant was how even the flow was throughout the day, result- ing in very short lines the entire day. Besides the Thanksgiving Day volunteers, about 50 individuals helped peel potatoes, carve turkeys and make take-out meals the night before and another 100 people contributed turkeys, hams, sweet potatoes, salads and pies. A highlight of the day was another visit by Eddie Sutton and the OSU men's basketball team. The entire team - players, coaches and administrators - helped serve, wash and entertain the kids; and they did it all with- out being coached! All the volunteers helped to make the day extremely enjoy- able. The cooks and kitchen crew, Brenda, Wanda, Howard, Robert and Bill did a fantastic job of getting the meal going early this year to avoid long lines. The drivers and my special assistant turkey, Amanda, who manned the phone all day, got meals out to the homebound ear- lier than any other previous year. Chris and his crew took on the washroom again this year and made the hot, steamy conditions seem like a party. Kevin once again brought his smoker down to heat up the turkey throughout the day, allowing us to maximize the use of the limited oven space and get the food out faster. Mark and Kevin spearheaded the Turkey Fry fund-raiser again as they celebrated the 10th anniver- sary of this spin-off tradition. The Elks Lodge came to the rescue again to cook last-minute donations of uncooked turkeys. Rob and Charlies Chicken con- THERE WERE VOLUNTEERS aplenty at the about a minute as they smile for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Hundreds of meals were dished This group of servers hold up the line for just community this year. ~, ~- THE OSU COWBOYS hoop- sters, along with coaches and administrators showed up to do what was needed for the Community Thanks- giving Dinner. (Stillwater Journal photo by Mac Crank) tinued their own tradition of making the dressing. Other tra- ditions that have continued for well over 10 years were the Presbyterian potato peelers and the Church of Christ pie bakers. The Methodist, Lutheran, Pres- byterian, Christian and Baptist churches once again got word out about the dinner through bul- letin inserts. Other businesses that contributed to the dinner's success included Cowboy Copy, Albertsons, Perkins Family Res- taurant, Shortcake Diner, Stan Clark Companies and Wal-Mart. The Stillwater Journal, the See GOBBLE on page 9 HUNDREDS OF STILLwATER residents Community Thanksgiving Dinner this year and thing one would expect to be sewed for a big meal. Among the diners was this family, the Richard, Tiffany and Clorene. collision repair, body work custom designs STREET UTO BODY Jason Flowers 405-762-6529 John Frank 405-880-5219 1614 E. 6th Stillwater, OK 74074 405-780-7744 C fft ng ost Fabrics .Not.!ons Classes .Gifts 411. N. Main St P.O. Box 1o9 perkins (405) 547-8300 Leach == Joyce