Annual community Thanksgiving in Sturgis

Food that was served at an annual Thanksgiving celebration in Sturgis, S.D.

STURGIS, S.D. (KEVN) - The 19th Annual Community Thanksgiving took place this afternoon at the Sturgis Community Center and was sponsored by the Sturgis Alliance of Churches.

An estimated 300 people attended and shared a Thanksgiving meal together.

The meal was free, but donations were welcome.

Organizers say that events like this are great for the community, as well as offer fellowship and a meal for people, simply to show that they care.

"We just want everyone to come," said Reverend Reginald Lewis, Sturgis Open Bible Church. "It's a time for people who don't family or anywhere else to go, regardless of their age. We have a handicap-accessible bus that we go and pick people up. We want people to fellowship and share a meal together."

Lewis added that Meals on Wheels food delivery service does not deliver on Thanksgiving, so they will be delivering meals from today to those in need.