Community enjoys free Thanksgiving Dinner at Mission on Wheels

Jason Angus Reporter

November 29, 2013

Mission on Wheels held a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at noon, along with several other non-profit organizations in the Altus area, serving up a hearty holiday meal to members in the community.

Ready to dish out enough food for at least 200 people, volunteers greeted their holiday guests with cheer and many blessings, and then loaded them up with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and several choices of dessert.

“God is good to us. We’re glad you made it here today,” Douglas said, greeting those who stopped by for a hot Thanksgiving Day meal.

Mission on Wheels is a non-profit donation center for the Altus, Hollis, Martha, Blair, and Duke area, taking many donations including clothing, stuffed animals, and electrical equipment that is slightly used. They are located at 213 W. Walnut Ave, Altus. They will be closed until Dec. 4.

Mission on Wheels Director Edna Douglas said currently they are in desperate need for a bigger building to be able to run their clothing giveaway. Douglas explained that their current location is heated by electric room heaters, but it is too cold during winter months for those who want to try on clothing. Douglas hopes someone in the community will be able to help finance a bigger and more properly heated location.