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Eagles Club has Thanksgiving for those in need

November 23, 2011

Photo by Ted Lutz – The group includes, left to right, first row: Cliff Gadley-Cheeks; Jerry Kronenwetter, trustee; Dee Carley, secretary of the Eagles Auxiliary; and Barb Gadley-Cheeks, Eagles secretary; second row: Chris and Randy Haight, grandsons of dinner founder Linda Haight; and Robie Knapp, trustee. The Eagles expect to serve or deliver 150 turkey dinners on Thanksgiving.

Kane area residents who have no place to go for Thanksgiving dinner are again invited to dine for free at the Eagles Club at Chase and Bayard streets in Kane.
Elderly and other persons confined to their homes also can contact the Eagles for "home delivery" of the dinners. Call 837-9422.
"We like helping people," Barb Gadley-Cheeks said in commenting on the annual Eagles' Thanksgiving dinner. "It's a very warm feeling when the people show up."
Persons who are alone or are in need can dine at the Eagles Club between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
"If they need transportation to the club, we provide it," Gadley-Cheeks said.
Volunteers deliver turkey dinners to senior citizens and other shut-ins before the meals are served at the club.
Gadley-Cheeks said about 25 volunteers will spend Thanksgiving delivering meals or serving dinners at the club. Some volunteers are not even members of the Eagles, she said.
"So many wonderful people-- members, non-members and businesses-- have donated time and money to make our Thanksgiving dinner a huge success," Gadley-Cheeks said. She said the Eagles will deliver and serve more than 150 dinners to the needy.

See full article by purchasing the Nov. 23 edition of The Kane Republican.

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