The commercial world may have sort of pushed Thanksgiving Day aside, but not those who believe it’s a day to express thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation to God for one’s blessings. The writer O. Henry called it the one day that is purely American. For many Americans, Thanksgiving is the only time of year when all members of a family gather together. More than any other holiday, it’s a celebration of family and home.
Although its origin has always caused debate, there’s one American tradition that has always been associated with this special holiday and that is a grand Thanksgiving dinner. Members of the White Marsh Baptist Church and Bellamy United Methodist Church will provide this special tradition for many, many people this Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at White Marsh Baptist Church at White Marsh in Gloucester. The members served 450 dinners last year and there is a possibility they will serve as many as 600 this year.
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