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Madison County rings in Thanksgiving season

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays throughout the country, and the Madison community is joining in on the excitement. Several churches around the community will be doing special things for the Thanksgiving season. Greenville First United Methodist Church is hosting Holiday Gift of Hope as part of their Neighborhood Food Program on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. Proteins, staple foods and canned goods will be given out to all ages. Greenville Baptist Church will be hosting Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to enjoy a holiday meal. The Cherry Lake American Legion Post is having their 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. There will be turkey, ham and all the trimmings! Come out and enjoy a delicious meal with members of the community. All veterans and their immediate family are invited to attend. On Sunday, Nov. 22, Fellowship Baptist Church is welcoming the Thanksgiving season with Pre-Thanksgiving Feast and Fun Day beginning at 12:30 p.m. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to bring a covered dish and join together to give thanks, celebrate communion and enjoy each other's company. Another event held on Nov. 22 will be at Lee Worship Center. There will be a Thanksgiving service held at 10:45 a.m.

Pastor Richard Sauls will be delivering the message with the theme “Thanksgiving, A Time to Remember.” There will be fellowship after the service and chicken corn soup will be served. Everyone is invited to attend! Grace Presbyterian Church will be having Thanksgiving Praise Service on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All of the praises and thanksgivings from this past year will be written on a large whiteboard, which will give everyone the opportunity to actually see how many prayers have been answered. Everyone is invited to attend the service and see how good the Lord has been to His people. Churches aren't the only ones holding special services and events. The Senior Citizens Council of Madison County will also feature some fun happenings for Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, there will be a Birthday Luncheon/Thanksgiving Celebration at the Senior Center beginning at 11:45 a.m. On the following day on Thursday, Nov. 26, Pastor Timmy Dyke will be serving a community Thanksgiving dinner at the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 11 a.m. The dinner will be a traditional Thanksgiving feast made up of turkey and dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls and dessert. For more information on volunteering or attending the event, please call Pastor Dyke at (850) 464-8107 or Jenny Dyke at (850) 464-8114. Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue is having a Thanksgiving Boston Butt Sale on Saturday, Nov. 21. Pick up will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To order, please call (850) 929-2354 and leave your name, number and number of smoked boston butts desired or email There is much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The year has flown by and now the time has come to enjoy good food, company and thankfulness. Why not celebrate gratefulness for such a wonderful community and attend some of these events?

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