Anna-Marie Tax, 7, of Port Angeles and her brother A.J. Tax, 4, behind, are served by volunteers, from left, Phil Becillis, Lorenz Sololmann and Patty Sollman during Thursday’s Community Dinner at Queen of Angeles community hall in Port Angeles. Hundreds of people took part in the free meal, which featured traditional Thanksgiving fare, dessert and the companionship of other community members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Anna-Marie Tax, 7, of Port Angeles and her brother A.J. Tax, 4, behind, are served by volunteers, from left, Phil Becillis, Lorenz Sololmann and Patty Sollman during Thursday’s Community Dinner at Queen of Angeles community hall in Port Angeles. Hundreds of people took part in the free meal, which featured traditional Thanksgiving fare, dessert and the companionship of other community members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Free community feasts draw Peninsula residents

Volunteers serve hundreds with turkey, all the fixings

Volunteers served free community feasts on Thanksgiving that drew crowds on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The three-hour afternoon meal service at the Queen of Angels gym served from 800 to 1,000 meals between those people served on-site and those who had meals delivered to their home, according to Lance German.

The Salvation Army attracted 80 people to its two-hour Wednesday afternoon event, according to Captain Crystal Birks, officer in charge.

Meanwhile, Serenity House was expecting between 150 and 200 people at its late-afternoon meal on Thursday, said Site Manager Joshua James earlier in the day.

Holiday Meals of Jefferson County served roasted turkey, vegetables, gravy, fresh rolls and dessert at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, as well as delivering take-out meals and home delivery.

Volunteers prepared 398 turkey dinners on Thursday.

VFW Post 1760 in Sequim and Sun Taxi hosted their annual free turkey dinner in the VFW annex.

Another public meal is set today.

The Brinnon Senior Organization will host a holiday meal at 5 p.m. today at the Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101.

Attendees should RSVP by calling 360-796-4350 or emailing jsimmons@olycap.org.

Volunteers with Holiday Meals of Jefferson County, an organization that relies on donations, assembles some of the 398 full turkey dinners that were delivered, picked up or for in-house dining at the community center in Port Hadlock on Thursday. Twenty-one turkeys were roasted to go along with tradition sides, such as green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy and pumpkin pie. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Volunteers with Holiday Meals of Jefferson County, an organization that relies on donations, assembles some of the 398 full turkey dinners that were delivered, picked up or for in-house dining at the community center in Port Hadlock on Thursday. Twenty-one turkeys were roasted to go along with tradition sides, such as green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy and pumpkin pie. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

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