For those who want to share their Thanksgiving with others, a local church is inviting the Columbia County community to join their festivities.
This is the third year that City of Life Ministries, 5220 Wrightsboro Road, in Grovetown, has opened its Thanksgiving program to the community.
From 2-5 p.m. Thursday, there will be prayer, singing and a turkey dinner.
"Chef Red's Barbecue is donating most the turkeys, and other local vendors will be donating some of the other fixings," the Rev. Fred Turner said.
"This is not for just the down and out. This is for anybody," the Rev. Turner said. "Sometimes people don't have family or whatever and would like to have a Thanksgiving meal."
Turner and other City of Life worshipers will also be delivering to meals to locals who are unable to attend.
"We also go around in the community to those who are working -- the policemen, firemen, the people at the retail stores -- and put it (the food) in to-go boxes and bring it to them," Turner said. "We try to bring a little Thanksgiving joy to them, too."
Turner also does Meals On Wheels and delivers meals one day each week to senior citizens.
He said providing meals is something that is near and dear to his heart.
"We will serve as long as people come and all are welcome," Turner said.
If You Go
What: Thanksgiving meal.
When: Nov. 27, 2-5 p.m.
Where: City of Life Ministries, 5220 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown.
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