Princeton churches to offer free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 23

Meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., reservations are required

Judy Martini, Grant Township clerk, holds her own Thanksgiving plate after serving others during the 2nd Annual Fox Lake Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake. Tanya and Tim Hill, of Fox Lake, Kim Lunstrom, of Grayslake and other volunteers and community leaders helped to prepare and serve the dinner.

The Evangelical Covenant, New Hope Nazarene and St. Louis Catholic churches will provide a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23.

There are no dine-in option as meals will be available for curbside pickup at 24 N. Main St. in Princeton or delivered to homes within a 15-mile radius of Princeton.

The meal will consist of turkey, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy and a choice of pumpkin or apple pie.

This will be the 23rd year of providing a free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who wishes to have a meal.

Reservations are required. To register, visit or call Tad Smith at 815-878-5473 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.

A free-will offering will also be accepted to benefit the Magi Baby Chest, a St. Louis Catholic Church social outreach program that assists families with young children.

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