Several Southern Illinois communities will host Thanksgiving dinner this year. Everyone is welcome. All meals will be on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, call the numbers listed below.
Carterville: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carterville Community Center, 715 S. Washington St., 618-438-7661.
Christopher: Noon to 2 p.m., Christopher Civic Center, 618-724-7648.
Eldorado: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1101 Second St., 618-273-8206.
Harrisburg: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 204 N. Main St., 618-252-0565.
Herrin: 8 a.m. to midnight (dinner served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Herrin Civic Center, 101 S. 16th St., 619-942-5080. There will be football, movies, games and a dance. Meal delivery available to homebound Herrin and Energy residents; call 618-942-3175 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Johnston City: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 400 W. Broadway, 618-983-5150.
Marion: 11:30 to 1 p.m., Ministerial Alliance, 103 E. Calvert, 618-993-8419.
Mount Vernon: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Primary Center, 401 N. 30th St., 618-687-3258.
Murphysboro: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 606 Plum St., 618-687-3258.
(This story was published in the Southern Illinoisan)