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Community invited to annual Thanksgiving Day lunch at HPU

BROWNWOOD – November 7, 2023 – Area residents and visitors are invited to attend the 39th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University, to be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at HPU’s Mabee University Center, located at 1219 Fisk Street in Brownwood. North Lake Community Church in May will lead and coordinate the event.

The traditional Thanksgiving meal will consist of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings.

“We are honored to partner again with Howard Payne University in hosting this very special Thanksgiving tradition,” said Pastor Ron Keener of North Lake Community Church. “All are welcome.”

For those unable to join friends and neighbors at HPU, volunteers will deliver meals in Brownwood and Early, with a maximum of ten delivered meals per household. Reservations for meals to be delivered can be made by calling Marcella at 325-450-4653 by noon on Monday, November 20.

Individuals who are interested in volunteering their time can assist with serving food and beverages, boxing meals to go, delivering meals to homes, and cleaning at the Mabee Center after the event.

“There are numerous ways for everyone to serve the community at this event,” said Pastor Keener. “Volunteers simply need to arrive at the Mabee Center at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and we will put them to work. We look forward to seeing many of the same volunteers who have helped for years, as well as those who want to help for the first time. Serving others at Howard Payne has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many people, and we certainly appreciate their help.”

To help support the Thanksgiving meal, please make checks payable to the “Community Thanksgiving Feast,” and send them to Katrina Lynn, Howard Payne University, 1000 Fisk Street, Suite 210, Brownwood, Texas 76801, or bring donations to the Mabee Center on Thanksgiving Day.


Cutline: HPU’s annual Community Thanksgiving Feast will be held on November 23, with May’s North Lake Community Church leading and coordinating the event.