Nearly 400 Break Bread during Thanksgiving Luncheon
The Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC), a mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., had a gymnasium filled with laughter, thankfulness and full stomachs on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Nearly 400 clients, team members and friends from the community joined together for a Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Wesley Café. While this annual event continues to grow in attendance, the fellowship among participants remains the most rewarding aspect of the luncheon.
Attendees ranged in age, from infant to elderly. There were families with young children and senior couples. The attendees were as diverse as the menu. Chef Alan and his team prepared a homemade Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. The menu consisted of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread stuffing, Caesar salad, gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, whole fresh fruit and assorted traditional pies. Water, tea, cider and coffee were also available.
Many guests were unable to carry all of their goodies after making their way through the serving line. Fortunately, MHM had special volunteers onsite to assist the guests back to their seat. They were small in size, but had very big hearts volunteering their time to support the luncheon. Girl Scouts assisted during the meal by carrying plates or drinks for the luncheon's guests.
The Thanksgiving luncheon was a team effort, enjoyed by all in attendance. It provided a delicious meal, fun with friends and a time to be thankful. It's a tradition we hope to carry on for years!