Church of the Holy Trinity to host annual turkey dinner Nov. 15

Published 11:18 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

Area residents can get an early taste of Thanksgiving Nov. 15 when The Church of the Holy Trinity holds its annual turkey dinner at the church from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and available by calling the church office at 601-636-0542; Peterson’s Art & Antiques, 1400 Washington St., 601-636-7210; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St., 601-634-8624; or Josephine Peterson, 601638-2288.

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Peterson, who is ticket chairman, said 900 tickets were printed for the dinner, adding, “All the tickets will be sold advance; tickets will not be available at the door.” All proceeds from the sale will benefit programs sponsored by the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Women.

The menu is turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, green beans, cranberry salad and a dessert, which can be selected from a variety of treats. People can eat their meal at the parish house or get take-outs from the chapel. There will also be a bake sale featuring homemade cakes, pies and bread, and other items like jellies, preserves, casseroles and soups made by parishioners.

Dinner chairman Logan Peay preparations for the dinner begins the Monday before the event. The dressing, green beans and cranberry salad are cooked at the church the day of dinner. The turkeys and desserts are prepared elsewhere.

The dinner has been a popular event in Vicksburg, and in 2017 church members served 900 people. Volunteers in 2017 used 210 pounds of cornmeal to make 56 pans of cornbread that was crumbled for the dressing, and more than 1,000 pounds of turkey were carved for the meal.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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