Thanksgiving coming early to Pickens area

PICKENS — Ready for a Thanksgiving feast before the big day? Look no further than the Pickens Christian School fundraiser.

On Friday, the school will host a Thanksgiving dinner a week early to raise funds. The event will feature some of the most delicious smoked turkey you will ever put in your mouth and will also include the fixings and fixtures of Turkey Day. The feast will also feature fresh apple fritters that will be made onsite by Yoder’s at Meece Mill.

The event will take place at the Pickens Mennonite Church at 558 Gravely Road in Pickens from 4-7 p.m. All plates are sold by donation only, with all the proceeds going to Pickens Christian School.

The menu planned will be smoked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry salad and homemade pumpkin pie.

As an added bonus, local residents can also order their own smoked turkey for a family Thanksgiving dinner. The church is taking orders for whole smoked turkeys. To get a turkey, preorder by calling Ryan Strite at (601) 513-1933. Turkeys will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Pickens Mennonite Church. All orders must be in by Thursday, Nov. 19. All turkeys are sold by donations.