Thanksgiving gatherings

- Posted on Nov 28, 2012 - 01:14 PM

Photo: Turkey, ham, stuffing and plenty more were available at the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at Kingston Episcopal Parish House, Mathews . Among those on the serving line were, from left, Mynette Matvey, Helen Shackelford, Betsy Heath, Julie Tyler and Owen Tyler. Several churches sponsor the dinner. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Turkey, ham, stuffing and plenty more were available at the annual community Thanksgiving dinner at Kingston Episcopal Parish House, Mathews . Among those on the serving line were, from left, Mynette Matvey, Helen Shackelford, Betsy Heath, Julie Tyler and Owen Tyler. Several churches sponsor the dinner. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Photo: In what is fast becoming a tradition, Gloucester’s Courthouse Restaurant opened its doors to everyone last Thursday for a free Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the fixings. Here, restaurant owner Kim Hibbs (standing, center), flanked by volunteers Cindy Madison, left, and Kira Madison, right, served Betty Richardson, Lesley Space and Nancy Myer (seated from left). “What a glorious day we have had. We had so many volunteers who gave so much. We lost count of how many we served. Needless to say, the Lord provided all we needed and blessed us again and again. Thanks to all who served and all who came,” the restaurant stated on its Facebook page. Photo by Charlie Koenig

In what is fast becoming a tradition, Gloucester’s Courthouse Restaurant opened its doors to everyone last Thursday for a free Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the fixings. Here, restaurant owner Kim Hibbs (standing, center), flanked by volunteers Cindy Madison, left, and Kira Madison, right, served Betty Richardson, Lesley Space and Nancy Myer (seated from left). “What a glorious day we have had. We had so many volunteers who gave so much. We lost count of how many we served. Needless to say, the Lord provided all we needed and blessed us again and again. Thanks to all who served and all who came,” the restaurant stated on its Facebook page. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Photo: Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, welcomed visitors last Thursday for its annual Thanksgiving dinner. Helping to serve the meals were, from left, Debbie Martin, Leann Shelton and Andrea Harris. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, welcomed visitors last Thursday for its annual Thanksgiving dinner. Helping to serve the meals were, from left, Debbie Martin, Leann Shelton and Andrea Harris. Photo by Charlie Koenig

Residents of Gloucester and Mathews don't have to go hungry or spend Thanksgiving alone, thanks to the many Community Thanksgiving dinners held every year.