The family of community came together Thursday as Shawano County neighbors, friends and acquaintances gathered to share a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more were plentiful inside the Zion Lutheran Church fellowship hall, where dozens of people enjoyed the holiday together.
“It’s nice to be here,” said Beverly Goering, who drove from Cecil with her husband, Fred, to participate in the annual community event.
Goering said the feast prepared and served by volunteers was so abundant that she had a tough time making her selections.
“I had little bits of everything,” she said with a smile.
For nearly 20 years, Zion Lutheran Church volunteers and supporters have organized the Thanksgiving dinner in the church at 1254 S. Union St.
Mikki Moesch, chairwoman of the Church In Society committee that plans the event, said the holiday gathering allows her to enjoy two of her favorite things: cooking and people.