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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Rotary Clubs are known for their civic investment in communities throughout the year. However, Rotarians in Columbia City are giving back in a way that requires time, sacrifice and service.
A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served by the organization on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 4-H Center in Columbia City.
The meal is offered at no charge, but freewill donations are accepted. Proceeds from the dinner will go to food banks in Whitley County.
â€śItâ€™s a way for us to give back the community in a real way,â€ť said Jacie Worrick, a Rotarian and one of the eventâ€™s organizers. â€śThe meal is not just for those in need, although they are welcome. It is for anyone who wants to join us for lunch.â€ť
In addition to the dinner served at the 4-H Center, Rotarians will deliver meals to homes in Columbia City, South Whitley and Whitley County.
Those who want to have home delivery should contact Smith & Sons Funeral Home at 244-7601 or J&J Insurance Solutions at 244-6174.
â€śWe will have a number of teams who will make the deliveries on Thanksgiving Day,â€ť Worrick said.
â€śIt takes a little bit of planning, but itâ€™s worth the effort to give those who canâ€™t come out to the fairgrounds for a meal. Thereâ€™s no reason they should go without.â€ť
Worrick said the group will deliver approximately 100 dinners and plan to serve 300 meals. After last yearâ€™s holiday feast, the Rotarians donated $2,000 to local food banks.
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