updated 5:04 PM EDT, Apr 1, 2015
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eating Thanksgiving dinner

Methodist Church members provide Thanksgiving meals to highway travelers over holiday

The Salado United Methodist hosted its third annual Thanksgiving Feast on the southbound IH-35 rest stop area south of Salado. 

Over 100 church members helped serve a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to the traveling motorists.  

Church members wanted to provide a service to those commercial truckers and family travelers who had to be on the road during Thanksgiving Day.  

Most eating establishments along the highway were closed for the holidays and this provided an alternative for motorist.  

Johnny’s Bar-B-Q from Salado smoked most of the turkeys and James Construction Group was kind enough to provide two electronic signs along the Interstate telling motorist of the free meal.  

Those travelers who stopped and ate were so grateful for the meal.  “It was by chance that I stopped and got fed a blessed meal this day,” said a commercial truck driver from Ohio.  “I thought I was only going to eat a taco for my thanksgiving meal instead I had turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes yams, green beans and all kinds of desserts.”  

The motorists that were traveling south were served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

In all over 350 people were served that day.  

SUMC plans to do it again next year.