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Free Thanksgiving dinner set for next week
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Dawson County Tax Commissioner Nicole Stewart and Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore, both Rotarians, went shopping this past weekend for the annual free Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Rotary Club of Dawson County. - photo by For the Dawson County News

All are invited to a free community Thanksgiving dinner next week sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dawson County.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Veterans Memorial Park gym.

The meal will include a traditional Thanksgiving menu with all of the fixings.

Nicole Stewart, Dawson County Tax Commissioner, and Christie Moore, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce president, both Rotary Club members, and are helping organize the event along with Randy Wells.

Stewart said she and Moore went shopping at Costco this past weekend and purchased more than 100 pounds of turkey and ham, among other food items.

“This is mine and Christie’s second year planning this and we are super excited, it's one of my favorite things we do throughout the year,” Stewart said. “Rotarians shop for the food, we cook the food and we’ll be there serving the food.”

The club is planning for 250 attendees and Stewart said she wanted to stress that the meal is open to any and everyone.

“It's a good way to give back to the community, to sit down and eat together and have that fellowship. We all live in Dawson County so it's important to get to know each other,” she said.

The club budgeted for the meal as well as received monetary donations from United Community Bank, Associated Credit Union, Medical Plaza 400, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority and Amicalola EMC to help fund the event.

The park is located at 186 Recreation Road, off Hwy. 9 North, in Dawsonville.