Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. (STN) is hosting its 10th Annual Thanksgiving Community Sit-Down Meal. It will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11am to 2pm at the Civitan Club at 340 McCullers Street in downtown Clayton.
Each year STN coordinates the sit-down meal serving approximately 3,000 people in need of fine food and fellowship. Local civic organizations and clubs, businesses and churches provide a full Thanksgiving menu including turkey, ham, dressing and gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes and an assortment of desserts and beverages.
The Thanksgiving Community Sit-Down Meal is free and entrance to the event is assured by picking up free tickets at the following locations:
St. Ann Catholic Church (Food Pantry 4057 US 70 Business – Fridays 9am to 12pm), Clayton Area Ministries (704 East Main Street -Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm)
Clayton First Baptist Church (411 N. Fayetteville Street – Weekdays 9:30am to 11am and 2pm and 2 to 4pm).
The food and volunteers for the Thanksgiving Community Sit-Down Meal are provided by the following:
Clayton Animal Hospital,
Clayton Area Ministries,
Clayton First Baptist Church,
Clayton Civitan Club,
Clayton Steakhouse Restaurant,
Four Oaks Bank,
Horne Methodist Church,
Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc.,
St. Ann Catholic Church,
Woman’s Club of Clayton,
Zaxby’s Restaurants of Clayton and Smithfield
And many, many other individuals
“It is an incredible experience to witness such generosity and enthusiasm from the Clayton community each and every year.” Stated event chairperson, Richard Howard. “The atmosphere here is not one of deprivation, but of joy and blessing and sincere thankfulness from each and every recipient and volunteer.”
Howard goes on to say that if it wasn’t for the generosity of those listed and more, this event would not take place and that would be a real shame. “We count on the volunteers and the donations. We could always use more, so if you’re interested, please contact me and we’ll get you involved!”
Tickets can be obtained by visiting the following locations from November 1 – 17
Clayton Area Ministries – 704 E. Main Street – Weekdays 1p-3p 919-553-5654
St. Ann Catholic Church – 4057 US 70 Bus. West – Friday 9:30a – 12p Food Pantry 919-934-2084
Clayton First Baptist Church – 411 N. Fayetteville Street – Weekdays 9:30a-11:30 & 2p-4p 919-553-4161