Grace United Methodist Church abuzz on Thanksgiving Day

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff A group of volunteers on both sides of the table help prepare Thanksgiving carry out meals for anyone and everyone on Thanksgiving Day at Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge. At left, background is Chris Kidd, Grace Church community outreach volunteer. At left in the foreground is Tracy Lynndee, one of the volunteers in charge of the carry-out crew. At right of the table from left are Phillip Fenstermaker, Erik Brubaker, Shirley Hurley, Nathan Dvorak with his father Cambridge Chief of Police Dan Dvorak, Michele Potter and Suzanne Gubbings.

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff
A group of volunteers on both sides of the table help prepare Thanksgiving carry out meals for anyone and everyone on Thanksgiving Day at Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge. At left, background is Chris Kidd, Grace Church community outreach volunteer. At left in the foreground is Tracy Lynndee, one of the volunteers in charge of the carry-out crew. At right of the table from left are Phillip Fenstermaker, Erik Brubaker, Shirley Hurley, Nathan Dvorak with his father Cambridge Chief of Police Dan Dvorak, Michele Potter and Suzanne Gubbings.

CAMBRIDGE — The kitchen, hallways and meeting rooms were buzzing on Thanksgiving Day at Grace United Methodist Church.

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff Gail Skinner, in the blue apron, works the logistics of delivering roughly 600 meals to community centers and people like police officers who had to work Thanksgiving Day.

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff
Gail Skinner, in the blue apron, works the logistics of delivering roughly 600 meals to community centers and people like police officers who had to work Thanksgiving Day.

After several months of planning and work from a whole host of volunteers in the area, the church served a traditional Thanksgiving meal to anyone who was interested. In 2015, the church served more than 1,200 meals and planned to serve more this year. According to Gail Skinner who led delivery arrangements, Grace Church made roughly 600 deliveries in this 13th year of serving Thanksgiving meals to the community.

Elks Lodge 1272 cooked 30 turkeys leading up to Thanksgiving Day. The many Thanksgiving side dishes were prepared at the church and community members donated an array of desserts.

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff Grace United Methodist Church volunteers stayed busy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.

Dorchester Banner/Bob Zimberoff
Grace United Methodist Church volunteers stayed busy in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.

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