Vermillion serves 200 on Thanksgiving Pricilla Pilgrim (Mary Johnson), pictured at right, greets a visitor at the Community Thanksgiving dinner held at the National Guard Armory on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. Serving was held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Pastor Joe Villalobos, Faith Fellowship, organizes the event through the help of the Ministerial Association of Churches of Vermillion.
Nearly 200 people went through the serving line that included turkey and all the trimmings. Hy-Vee catered the food with the help of women from the various churches who made pies and helped with the serving. Men, women and children came to help and enjoy the day. Foreign students from China, Thailand, and India; families from Vermillion and the surrounding community came to give thanks and eat a bountiful meal.
KMEG TV station was on hand to tape the proceedings, and recognized Vermillion for the good work it has done this holiday season.
Johnson, event coordinator, thanks everyone who joined in from all faiths to work together to make it a successful venture.