Thanksgiving dinner


Eudora News & Information ~

Pastor Harry Patterson would like anyone in need, without family or just plain lonely to come to a free Thanksgiving dinner hosted by his church group, Christ International, Inc. It will be served at the church location, 11th & Main in Eudora, at 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

“It will be a homestyle, home cooked meal,” said Pastor Harry. “We’ll have everything you would have at home—turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and, of course, pie.”

Holidays can be a tough time for those without family or who are in a financial crisis. Pastor Harry and his congregation would love the opportunity to provide not only a delicious meal but a time of fellowship and fun to anyone who doesn’t have other plans. It would be helpful if those who would like to attend would RSVP to 785-312-4263.

The church hopes to serve the community in other ways, too. “We’re opening a food pantry and clothing closet for the needy that we hope to have ready by the first of the year,” explained Pastor Harry. “We’ll be working with Harvesters to provide food for those in need.”

Though he’s been in Eudora since 2009, Pastor Harry spent 12 years serving Christ in India as a missionary. His goal is to start a school to train people for missions. For now he preaches the gospel at 10:30 on Sunday mornings and 7:00 on Wednesday evenings, and holds a Saturday night prayer meeting in the building that formerly housed Eudora Baptist Church.  Anyone is welcome to attend the services.

Pastor Harry and his wife Thelma have two grown children, one in Texas and one in California.


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Senior citizens in the Eudora school district are invited to the annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner and Theater at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Reservations are due by Thursday, Nov. 1, and may be made by contacting Sharla Flakus at 542-4987 or

The traditional meal is prepared by the district’s food and nutrition services department and will be served at Eudora High School. Following the dinner, guests are invited to enjoy the musical Grease,presented by the Eudora High School drama department in the performing arts center.

“I hope that our district’s senior citizens will take this opportunity to visit our school, see our students perform, and enjoy the holiday spirit with their friends,” said Superintendent of Schools Don Grosdidier.

The menu for dinner includes turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, salad, homemade rolls, dessert and beverages. The dinner and theater production are free to all senior citizens living in the school district limits. Parking is available in the southwest portion of the high school parking lot; transportation will not be provided by the school district.