Hanna Community Center hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving festivities began a little early for some in the community thanks to the Hanna Community Center. (WLFI File Photo)
Thanksgiving festivities began a little early for some in the community thanks to the Hanna Community Center. (WLFI File Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Thanksgiving festivities started a little early this year thanks to the Hanna Community Center.

The center invited the community to come out and enjoy a free meal along with some good company on Saturday. The event is held the weekend before Thanksgiving each year and averages around a couple hundred attendees.

Preparations began Friday and more than three dozen volunteers gave a helping hand preparing and serving food. Meals were also delivered to seniors on the north end of town who were not able to attend the event.

Hanna Center executive director Heather Maddox said the annual dinner has become a tradition in the Lafayette community.

“This is a place where everybody is welcome,” she said. “They can come in and be among people and just feel good, so I mean this is one of our favorite things that we do here.”

Maddox said this year, 14 turkeys were served along with several side dishes.