Giving thanks … and a free meal

Happy Holidays

MARQUETTE — Several organizations in Marquette County will provide Thanksgiving meals free of charge to anyone in need of a hot plate of food during the holiday.

Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill in Marquette will serve a full Thanksgiving meal to anyone that comes to the restaurant Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.

Items on the menu include all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, like roasted turkey, stuffing, three-bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread, salad and pumpkin pie.

“All are welcome to be part of the Aubree’s family this Thanksgiving,” Bryan French of Aubree’s said in press release. “We simply want to feed those in our community who are battling hunger. We also want to provide a gathering place for those who don’t have anyone with which to share the holiday meal or those who simply want to celebrate with their neighbors.”

This is the third consecutive year Aubree’s in Marquette has offered a free Thanksgiving meal.

“This event continues to grow and we are so excited to continue this great tradition,” said French. “We believe in giving back to our community and we look forward to providing good food and good company for our neighbors.”

Aubree’s is located at 227 W. Washington St.

In addition, the Marquette Senior Center and Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly invite area seniors — ages 60 and up — to Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, located at 2372 Badger St., Marquette.

There, folks can expect a traditional, home-cooked holiday meal, entertainment and plenty of conversation for those who might otherwise be spending the holiday alone.

Transportation is available to and from the holiday meal. Home delivery will also be offered to a limited area.

Little Brothers is currently seeking volunteers to help with the event. Anyone who is interested in helping with cooking, baking, set-up, transporting a senior, delivering a meal, serving, providing entertainment or clean-up can call Little Brothers at 906-482-6944, or visit the volunteer website for this event at houghton.littlebrothers.org.

Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the Little Brother’s local chapter at 906-482-6944.

Also providing a free Thanksgiving meal is Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 333 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming.

The traditional sit-down meal will begin at noon Thursday and is available to everyone at no charge.

For more information, call 906-485-5533.

Jaymie Depew can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Her email address is jdepew@miningjournal.net.