Thanksgiving in Brainerd, Minnesota
In the center of the photo is Brainerd Senior Vice Commander Dave Meyer carrying food packages. Additional volunteers from the Brainerd VFW were Stan Borle and Richard Schmidt all day Wednesday, then Chuck Hanson and the Shaun Thayer family on Thursday. About ten turkeys were cooked at the Brainerd VFW.
The annual Brainerd Community Thanksgiving Dinner was on November 26, 2020. There was no indoor dining in 2020. Volunteers delivered thanksgiving dinners to people in the community and there was a contact-less drive-through food pickup at the Brainerd American Legion, 708 Front Street. Cars were backed up two blocks.
Volunteers and financial contributions came from the Brainerd VFW, the Brainerd Legion, the Brainerd Elks and the Brainerd Eagles.
Free will donations were appreciated. Excess donations went to Adult and Teen Challenge.
Photos below are from a previous Thanksgiving. Three sisters sang, much like the Andrew Sisters from Minnesota who entertained troops during World War Two. Nicely done!