Turning Point Ministries providing free

November 18, 2001

Thankgiving dinner until food runs out


Staff Writer

HOLTVILLE — For the third year, Turning Point Ministries is providing a free Thanksgiving dinner in the parking lot at Turning Point Cafe at 336 W. 5th St.

Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until the food runs out.

As in previous years, Bill Daniell of Holtville, assisted by a crew from Turning Point, will cook 25 turkeys donated by Kelly Keithly, also of Holtville.

Members of the First Southern Baptist Church of Holtville and Central Baptist Church of El Centro will help serve the dinner and provide many of the trimmings. Donations of side dishes and desserts will be greatly appreciated.


This is an ideal time for wives and mothers to sit back and let someone else do the cooking. While the adults relax and enjoy a variety of entertainment and testimonies, youngsters can play on two Dino jumps. Video games and a pool table will be available in the cafe.

Turning Point Director Mike Johnson said there will be people available to deliver dinners to local homebound folks. People can get meals delivered by calling 356-4609. People living in town or close to the city who need transportation are invited to call the same number.

Law enforcement officers on-duty that day also can come by for a free meal.

"We would like to thank everybody who has come together to make this happen and to make it an enjoyable day for families and for those who might otherwise be alone on Thanksgiving," Johnson said.

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