Grace Bible Church prides itself on being a community minded ministry, and perhaps nothing it does personifies that more than the yearly community Thanksgiving dinner.
For the past seven years, the church has been serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings free to anyone in the community who wishes to come by.
For the past two years, more than 600 people have been fed during the annual meal at Fannie Bush Elementary School located on North Main Street.This year’s Thanksgiving meal begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria, and is open to anyone in the community.
Meals also can be delivered to shut-ins, the elderly and disabled who are not able to come to the school. Pastor Lee Cruse said the church began serving the meal as another way to reach out to people in the community, many of whom would not have a Thanksgiving meal otherwise.