Organizers Laura and Travis McColley stopped by KDHL to give details on the event on AM Minnesota.
The biggest change is that the event will be held this year at the Faribault Eagles Club located on Highway 60 West, 2027 Grant Street in Faribault.
You may recall that last year there would have been a take out and delivery only option, but even that was canceled due to COVID-19.
Laura says the fact that vaccines are currently available means they should be able to have both dinner and meal delivery on Thanksgiving Day.
Whether or not you feel comfortable being surrounded by several people is up to you. If you are not feeling well you are asked to stay home. Masks will be strongly encouraged when not eating at the Eagles.
The preparation of meals is the same as in previous years. No sign-up sheets, just show up and help. It has been working since it all started about 35 years ago.
Volunteers are needed to help as of Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. at Les Aigles de Faribault. Peel and cut the potatoes, prepare the vegetables, bone the turkey and set up the dining room
Volunteers are also needed on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to ensure: Meal preparation, meal delivery, meal service and cleaning of the Aigles Faribault following the event.
Volunteers are also needed on Thanksgiving Day to deliver meals to households that request them from 10:00 a.m. (volunteers should bring a box or basket to help transport meals)
Volunteers will also be waiting at the tables with the meal served to the Eagles between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Meals are served while stocks last.
Home meal delivery requests must be made by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by calling Buckham West 332-7357.
Monetary donations will help offset the costs associated with the event. Cash, checks payable to the Faribault Foundation will be accepted.
Donated non-perishable food items will be returned to the Faribault department.
To hear all the details, check out the podcast below.
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