Student councils to hold Herky Turkey Dinner on Nov. 15

Student councils to hold Herky Turkey Dinner on Nov. 15
An aerial shot of the concourse with people eating dinner

The Winona Senior High School and Winona Middle School student councils will hold their annual Herky Turkey Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The dinner is for retired, senior and community members in need of a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, buns and dessert, and will be held from 5:15-7 p.m. at Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Ave.

The dinner can be enjoyed three ways: A dine-in option in the WSHS Concourse, a drive-through option with pickup at the high school, or by requesting delivery. 

Dinner will be served from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the WSHS concourse. Dine-in guests are asked to use Chippewa Street and Lake Drive to enter the WSHS parking lot. 

Drive-through meals can be picked up beginning at 5:15 p.m. Please do not come early. There will be pick-ups from high school activities going on. 

Delivery for homebound retirees and senior citizens will be made between 4:45 and 6:30 p.m. Delivery times cannot be given or guaranteed. Please make sure that someone is available to receive the delivery. Meals will not be left if nobody is there. 

The dinner is intended for retired community members and not for entire families. There is a limited food supply. 

The meal is free. Free-will donations are accepted. Reservations are required.

Reservations will be accepted over the phone beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 10. There will be no reservations accepted after Nov. 10. 

When reserving your meal, please call 507-494-1519 and leave the following information: 

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Number of meals
  • Dine-in, delivery or drive-thru
  • Address for delivery and any identifying information for the house (color, delivery location, etc.)

Last year, the student council served approximately 500 people thanks to the generosity of many community organizations and businesses, and free will donations from attendees. 

This year, donations will be strongly encouraged due to the increased costs of offering this dinner.

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