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Dad Wilson Annual Thanksgiving Meal

Dad Wilson was the great-grandfather of our rector, the Rev’d R. Stan Runnels. In the late 1920s and 1930s, Dad Wilson operated a restaurant in North Platte, Nebraska. During these hard economic times, he opened his restaurant to the poor and hungry of North Platte on Christmas Day, for a grand Christmas meal for which he charged nothing.

In 2007, the Food Pantry leadership agreed to support the rector in a similar endeavor on Thanksgiving Day for our food pantry clients and other neighbors here at St. Paul’s. We welcome our pantry clients, our neighbors, our parishioners, and any others who are looking for a place to eat a good Thanksgiving meal with prayer and all of the other trimmings. Attendance at the meal has grown each year, and so have the numbers of our volunteers.

The Dad Wilson Thanksgiving Dinner is an occasion to welcome our friends and neighbors to our table for fellowship as we seek ways to nurture and serve not only the stomach, but also the soul.

Sadly, this event will not take place in 2012.

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For more information, or to volunteer, contact the rector (816.931.2850).