Covering the Land of Lincoln

Annual Thanksgiving meal at Court Street United Methodist Church

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockfords Court Street United Methodist Church held its 40th annual Thanksgiving dinner.

The line was more than a block long. A tradition for some, a new venture for others.

Savannah Stickling said, “I’m my only family member in Rockford … I have two parents in two different states.”

Stickling and hundreds of others came to church to eat. “It means a lot to me because I have no other source for it, so I come here.”

About 800 people get a Thanksgiving meal each year, including Savannah’s friend Robert Voross. “It’s a nice place, especially for people who don’t have anyone today – it’s good.”

Pastor Calvin Culpepper said, “I feel wonderful. You can believe in humanity for a change, with all the hatred and the damage and the shooting and the negatives that we see. “

About 100 church volunteers helped prepare the turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dressing, and 175 pies.

Court Street United Methodist Church is located at 215 North Court Street, Rockford.

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More