American Legion site for Easter Dinner

Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter is the time when families and extended families come together for a time of worship and fellowship.

However, there are many who will spend Easter alone.

“No one should be alone on Easter Sunday,” said Elaine McLeod, a past commander of American Legion Post 70 in Troy. “Believing that, several people have come together to make sure that an Easter dinner is available to anyone who is alone on Easter Sunday and to those who are unable to cook for themselves.”

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McLeod said the Easter Sunday dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. on April 5 at the American Legion building at 212 East Walnut Street in Troy and veterans are also welcome.

“Although the dinner will be served at the American Legion building, we don’t want anyone to think the Easter dinner is just for veterans,” McLeod said.

“It’s for anyone who would be alone on this special Sunday. God told us to share and to care for others. That’s what we want to do.”

The dinner will be a traditional springtime Sunday dinner – baked ham and all the trimmings and dessert.

“There will be no takeouts because we want those who come to stay and enjoy the fellowship of others,” McLeod said.

McLeod said the Easter Dinner would be similar to the Christmas Dinner previously held by the organization.

“On Christmas Day, we served dinner for those who would have otherwise been alone and we served about 70 meals. We are planning for about the same number. There’s no way to know how many there will be but we’ll serve until everyone has been served or until the food runs out.”

For more information, call 334-465-0067.