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Starlite Café offers free Thanksgiving meal

Starlite Cafe will offer a free, drive-thru Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. (Enterprise/file)

VALE – The annual free Thanksgiving Day dinner sponsored by the Starlite Café is still on.

Owner Sharon Bannon said the popular event will look different this year because of the Covid pandemic but there will be plenty of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie.

The Starlite began offering free Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in 2006. Since then community members have stepped up to help, said Bannon.

“We have volunteer people that come in and serve and carve turkeys and make pies,” said Bannon.

Community members also donate the turkeys and hams. This year, she noted, the Willowcreek Store & Café is helping, cooking all the donated turkey, she said.

Bannon said the drive-thru dinner will be . . .