Linton Elks host Thanksgiving dinner for community

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LINTON, In. (WTWO/WAWV) — In Greene County, a local organization shed some light during this pandemic by hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner.

The Linton Elks 866 made more than 1,600 Thanksgiving dinners for the community.

Trent Wilkes, Exalted Leader of Linton Elks 866, said he came up with this idea when he heard of the lack of a community Thanksgiving dinner.

To stay safe from the pandemic, people drove through and were handed the dinners at their car.

Volunteers of all ages helped make the 1,660 dinner plates. It only took two hours with all the volunteers working together.

“Everyone’s sacrificing their holidays with their families to come and help their community,” Wilkes said. “So, it’s incredible. It’s a great thing about being in Linton. Wherever there is a need, everybody comes together.”

Wilkes said this was made possible by donations from individuals and the Elks National Foundation, who donated more than $5,000.

He said the plan is to do this again on Christmas Eve.

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