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Elk's Lodge to host Thanksgiving dinner
by Heather Smith
Nov 14, 2013 | 250 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Elk's Lodge in Corinth will be hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for both retired and active duty veterans at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16.

"We will be providing the food for the dinner. We get everything together and I will find a couple of members to help. Everybody will cook something and we will pay for it all out of our account," said Elk's Lodge member Rusty Stephens.

"The dinner will start serving at 1 p.m. We do not have a cut off time, but we will try to get those who are in wheel chairs home before dark," explained the Elk's Lodge member.

This dinner for veterans will be given out of respect and appreciation.

"We are a non-profit, charitable organization and this is what we do. On Veterans Day, you had other organizations doing things for them and it would have been hard to fit it in, so we put ours off until Saturday," said Stephens.

The Elk's dinner menu will be filled with all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites.

"We will have chicken and dressing, turkey and ham. There will be corn, peas, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and potato salad. Our desserts will include pies and cakes. It will be the whole nine yards," said the lodge member.

The Elk's Lodge member explained how they hoped the dinner would effect the veterans.

"This dinner is to show appreciation to the veterans," he said.

If any veteran would like to call and make arrangements for transportation, they need to call after 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. They should call after 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Elk's Lodge will be providing to-go plates for veterans who cannot make it because they are wheelchair bound.

"Our vans are not wheelchair accessible. Those who cannot be transported, we have no problem packing up to-go plates and carrying it to them. They will need to call to request a to-go plate. Those plates will be served with a little of everything and they will stop around 4 or 5 p.m.," the lodge member explained.

The Elk's Lodge requests that those who attend show a form of military identification.

(If anyone needs any further information about the dinner they should call Rusty Stephens at the Elk's Lodge. Their number is 662-286-6790. They are open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Elk's Lodge is located on 1521 Robertson Drive in Corinth.)
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