Free community meals available in Nyssa and Ontario on Thanksgiving; Vale location closed

Joe Culley, pastor and organizer of the community Thanksgiving dinner at First Christian Church in Ontario, sets donated turkeys and hams on the counter before the meal in 2017. This year’s free community dinner at the church will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at 180 N.W. First St.

WESTERN TREASURE VALLEY — Thanksgiving always brings out people who want to serve their communities and provide a place for people to get-together and have dinners with others if they have no plans for the day.

Nyssa’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday at the Nyssa Senior Center, 316 Good Ave, behind the Nyssa Public Library. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served through 2 p.m.

According to information from the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce, the dinner is free, and all the food is being furnished except for desserts, which people are asked to bring.

The menu includes roast turkey, baked ham, yams, green bean casserole, dinner rolls and pie.

Home deliveries will be available for those who need them but must be arranged before 10:30 a.m. Thursday. For a home delivered meal phone (541) 212-2987. If there is no answer, people are urged to leave a message with their name and phone number.

In Ontario, the First Christian Church, at 180 N.W. First St., is hosting a free community meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. 

For more information, contact Nora Bean at (208) 739-2725 or (541) 889-8140.

In Vale, however, the annual community dinner, scheduled for the Diamond Back Grill, formerly the Starlite Cafe, has been cancelled due to a water pipe break that will keep the restaurant closed for Thanksgiving.

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