Bubba’s Dairy Bar in Vian is hosting its sixth annual free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., but Bubba’s owner Linda Casteel says the restaurant will continue handing out meals as long as there is a need or until the food runs out.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Casteel opted to serve the meal as a take-out option instead of a dine-in meal in order to keep workers and diners as safe as possible.
The meal will include all the traditional Thanksgiving fare, including turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dressing, rolls, dessert and tea. Bubba’s Dairy Bar is at 507 E. Schley (Highway 64) in Vian.
Casteel said she was amazed at how many Vian residents turned out to make this year’s meal so special. “This year we had so many donation we didn’t have to buy anything! The town came together and wanted to be such a big part of it!”
Casteel said she was disappointed that the meal couldn’t be held indoors, because “We will miss the fellowship,” but she noted that everyone’s health and safety was more important.
When asked why she provides this meal every year, Castell said, “My family does it just to give back. Each year has gotten better and better. People tell us we are blessing them, but truthfully, they are blessing us!”
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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