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Rescue mission offers early Thanksgiving dinners for free

By Donovan Hill, KTVM Reporter, dhill@ktvm.com
Published On: Nov 21 2012 05:09:58 PM MST
Updated On: Nov 21 2012 06:01:35 PM MST

The Butte Rescue Mission hosted their 12th annual Thanksgiving dinner for those in need of a hot meal for the holidays.

BUTTE, Mont. -

The Butte Rescue Mission hosted its 12th annual Thanksgiving dinner for those in need of a hot meal for the holidays.

Volunteers for the Rescue Mission have been hard at work the past couple of days, preparing a traditional meal for folks in need.

"We started prepping on Saturday and that's getting the turkeys defrosted, then handing them out to people in the community that were willing to cook them for us, because we only have two ovens," said Kabie Goss, office manager for the Butte Rescue Mission.

"They've been working hard on the food," said a Butte resident.

But how many turkeys does it take to put on a dinner like this?

"We did between 60 and 70 turkeys," said Goss.

Those turkeys contributed to the long lines as people's plates were piled with all of the Thanksgiving dinner essentials.

"We have turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, green beans, corn and a variety of rolls," concluded Goss.

You could actually hear thanks being given all around as locals expressed how grateful they were to get a free meal like this one.

"I think that this is a fantastic sign that Butte has a heart. I think Butte has a huge heart, it extends itself to those that are less fortunate, it extends itself to those that are in need of a helping hand at this time," said Clyde Still, house manager for the Butte Rescue Mission.

Meals will be served on Thanksgiving Day as well, at the Butte rescue mission.  The doors will open at noon and the holiday feast will run until 5 pm.

For more information contact the Butte Rescue Mission at (406) 782-0925