No one should have to eat alone on Thanksgiving.

That’s one reason why the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis has been hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner for more than two decades.

The 24th annual event will take place Thursday, November 28 at noon at the church fellowship hall, 101 West Oak Street.

Anyone who is alone or simply wants to share their holiday with others is welcome, including families.

It is an ecumenical event, open to all ages, free of charge.

This community gathering is coordinated by members of the First Presbyterian Church, with help from volunteers throughout the community.

The traditional holiday menu includes turkey, real mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, corn, cranberries, dinner rolls, Jacobs Lefse, and a beverage.

There will also be a wide variety of pies for dessert.

Food is donated by local businesses and residents.

A free-will offering will be accepted and split between the Douglas and Todd County food shelves.

Reservations are requested, but not required. To make your reservation, call the church at 320- 859-4550 or the Osakis Senior Center at 320-859-2325.

Reservations may also be made at the Osakis Senior Center.

Transportation and meal delivery will be available in and near Osakis.