Delivery volunteers needed for Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner

by Lake County Leader
| November 16, 2020 9:59 AM

This year’s Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner is shaping up to be a huge success, though meals are only being offered for delivery or curbside pickup due to coronavirus concerns.

The dinner, now in its 20th year, has been moved from the Polson Senior Center to the Elks Lodge at 512 Main St.

Lead organizer Tracy Plaiss said that volunteers served 557 free meals in three hours last year, and this year they’re preparing to serve up to 800.

Those interested in a free Thanksgiving meal should call or text 406-250-7902 as soon as possible to make reservations. Include how many dinners are being requested and whether they are for pickup or delivery.

Curbside pickup will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, outside the front door of the Elks Club along Main Street.

Plaiss said Monday they could use a few more delivery volunteers. Those interested should call her at 406-250-7902.

This year’s meal includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, dressing, assorted salads, rolls and pie for desert. The free meals are available to anyone.

Those wishing to donate may make out checks to the Elks Club and deliver or mail them to the club at 512 Main St. in Polson. Writing “Thanksgiving Dinner” in the memo space will help ensure the donation goes to the proper place.