Thanksgiving At Its Best!
Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow, and you all know what that means…TURKEY!! Ms. Donna Ginter, a resident of Dubuque, is about to have her 47th annual FREE Thanksgiving dinner. It will be held at the Dubuque Knights of Columbus on Locust Street. Every year, Ms. Ginter and many volunteers cook SEVENTY 25-pound turkeys and 6 different kinds of salad. They also buy dinner rolls and pies to feed those less-fortunate or shut-in people in the community.
Last year’s meal fed about 2,400 people. Ms. Ginter had about approximately 260 volunteers. They used 75 cars to deliver meals and they went through 57 turkeys. She organizes 2 festivals during the year (Catfish Festival and Riverfest), and is a food vendor at Dubuquefest. The money she makes at her booth is used to fund the Thanksgiving dinner. She also receives donations throughout the year from people and businesses.
This year is a special one for us at Runde’s. Our Community Service Truck is going to be used to transport all of the supplies. It is getting picked up this afternoon and will be put to work all day tomorrow. We expect to see it again sometime Friday.
All of us at Runde’s would like Donna and her family to know how honored we are to be a part of her annual dinner. What she does for hundreds of people every year is remarkable, and we are thrilled there is a way we can help her out! Also, the volunteers who make this happen year after year…HATS OFF TO YOU!!