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Several community Thanksgiving meals to be held

People looking for a meal and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day won’t have to look far, as several community meals are planned in Gloucester and Mathews counties.

In Gloucester

Although Courthouse Restaurant owners Doug and Kim Hibbs have officially retired this week from running the popular Main Street eatery, they will be opening their doors on Thursday for one last community Thanksgiving meal.

The restaurant will be open to the public between noon and 4 p.m., offering the public a free traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings.

That isn’t the only community dinner in Gloucester. Thanksgiving dinner will be served again this year at Abingdon Episcopal Church, Route 17, White Marsh.

Abingdon Church has held the community dinner for more than 27 years, bringing the people of Gloucester together on this day of thanks. Diners may come at any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to share food and companionship on the holiday.

The church will provide a traditional Thanksgiving menu of turkey, gravy, and all the trimmings along with vegetables and dessert at this sit-down dinner. Take-out dinners are also available. All are invited and all are welcome.

In Mathews

The Mathews Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Kingston Parish House, 370 Main Street, Mathews. A short worship service at 10:30 a.m. will precede the free meal.

The menu includes turkey, ham and all the trimmings. This community-wide dinner is sponsored by Antioch Baptist, Church of Francis de Sales Roman Catholic, Kingston Episcopal, Macedonia Baptist, and Salem UMC.

All are invited. For more information, call Kingston Parish at 804-725-2175 by Wednesday.

At Dutton, the Living Waters Church is also offering a Thanksgiving meal.

Dine-in and take-out options will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.