Community comes together to provide free Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate and share the blessings we’ve been given.

People from all over the area will celebrate with the Johnson County Thanksgiving Banquet today. The event will once again be a drive-thru meal, so here is what you need to know about the event:

What is the Thanksgiving banquet?

The annual banquet is a free community event that brings the community together over a shared meal. The banquet was formed in 2008 in response to a historic flood that devastated the county, and now draws more than 1,000 people each Thanksgiving.

How can I take part?

The banquet will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, and is carry-out only. People do not need to register in advance. They can simply come to the Johnson County fairgrounds to pick up their meals.

Where should I enter?

Those picking up a meal are asked to enter the fairgrounds from the entrance on Morton Street and drive to Scott Hall. Volunteers will bring food out to you. Then exit out to Jefferson Street.

What will be included?

The meal will feature turkey and all of the regular fixings: stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, other sides, rolls and desserts.