Schwalm prepares for the big feast

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Bill Brittain, member of the Elks Lodge No. 579, checks a smoker full of turkeys Tuesday morning at the lodge. Each year, the lodge purchases and smokes turkeys for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that takes place Thanksgiving Day.
Jason E. Silvers

As she has done every year for the last two decades, Marjorie Schwalm is gathering the troops in an effort to serve Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of people for the holiday.

The 21st annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, which Schwalm coordinates with the assistance of dozens of volunteers, is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 111 W. 19th St.

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