‘Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving’ free dinner, shopping Saturday in Richmond

Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving.

It’s an irresistible title, and an event you don’t want to miss.

Church leaders and congregants, along with other donors and business sponsors, will provide a full Thanksgiving meal and a free grocery and used clothing shopping opportunity for anyone who comes to Hilltop Church of Christ’s 8th Annual event Saturday.

Titled “Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving,” the event is set for noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3000 Hilltop Mall Road, directly across from the Hilltop Walmart.

“We really take pride in our wonderful event,” said church member Marva Lyons. “We welcome all.”

The dinner will be traditional Thanksgiving fare, including mixed greens salad, fresh pasta salad, mac and cheese, candied yams, mashed potatoes, turkey with dressing and gravy and an array of desserts — including sweet potato pie.

Along with the dinner there will be an “everyday market, where the community can go in and get foods like in a grocery store, only for free,” Lyons said.

Attendees will get one grocery bag to fill, and will also get a free turkey or ham. Infant formulas and baby foods will also be on hand.

There will also be a “gently used clothes closet” for free clothing items.

Lyons said all the Thanksgiving goodies are made possible by generous donations by businesses, local individuals and the church’s 75-member congregation.

“We can’t wait to enjoy the day,” Lyons said.

Robert Rogers