Grateful Heart Community Outreach Ministries free Thanksgiving dinner set for 1 to 5 p.m.

Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:04 AM.

"We were trying to carry out God’s command where we are God’s hands and feet and it gives me great pleasure to serve as such, especially during the Thanksgiving season," said Drake.

The sisters now have the help of about 15 volunteers and a long list of financial supporters that include the Havelock-Cherry Point Rotary Club, Annunciation Catholic Church, Clifton Management Rentals, Town and Country Rentals, Fellowship for Christ, Havelock Ministerial Association, First Carolina Realtors, New Beginning Ministry of Faith, Havelock Community Missionary Baptist and various others.

"We started it because we just wanted to feed people … people who didn’t have any place to eat … strangers who were just coming into town and didn’t have any place to go eat," Roane said. "So we just opened the doors. And God did the rest."

Roane said the effort wouldn’t be possible without volunteer cooks like Jodine Gibbs of Havelock.

"I cooked last year and the year before and the year before, and it was wonderful," Gibbs said. "I love helping anyone who needs it."

The turkeys and hams come cooked in kitchens all over the region served with some traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

"I’m going to bring a couple of hams," said Terri Fetzer, who with her husband Barry and son Adam will also be delivering meals on Thanksgiving in the Newport and Morehead City area for the fourth year.



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