DECC Preparing for 30th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet

Amy Adamle
Created: November 20, 2019 10:05 AM

Thanskgiving is just about a week away and the DECC is already preparing for its 30th annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet.  It takes countless people to put the day on.


"It's 30 years so we know what we're doing," Monica Hendrickson, the organizer, said.  "We have it down to a science a little bit, always a few little nuances, but that's alright."

Hendrickson said it's really about giving back and a little more hospitality than in the past.

"It's hard to work with about 700 volunteers on Thanksgiving and thousands of people, but really it's about a lot of people bringing their gifts to the table," Hendrickson said.

The food is delivered on Friday and thousands of pounds of food arrive for the buffet.

Hendrickson said they're still looking for volunteers to help with the clean up.  She said it's a great spot for parents and families to help out and it only takes a couple hours.

"It's a traditional, homemade Thanksgiving meal, we do the turkey, we do homemade stuffing, the bread is actually drying now at the DECC, so we chop it all up, we have about 2,000 pounds of potatoes that we're peeling next week," Hendrickson said.

If you can't get to the DECC for the meal, you can have it delivered to you.  They also provide a meal for the caregiver. 

"We get a lot of phone calls where people are crying, they're so thankful for it," Hendrickson said. "It's a great thing that this community comes together to do for everyone in need." 

If you're interested in having the meal delivered to you, call 218-723-6484.  Meal reservations are due on Friday, November 22. 

The Thanksgiving Day Buffet is on Thursday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DECC.


Amy Adamle

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