Friday, November 20, 2020

Vian Peace Center Thanksgiving Meal Set for Saturday

The Vian Peace Center is keeping up with its traditional free Thanksgiving feast this year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the holiday meal will be available via drive-through only. 

Coronavirus has changed so many things about life in 2020 and the holidays were not left out. Richard Tyler of the Vian Peace Center said this is the center’s eighth year to provide the Thanksgiving feast to the community and, as much as he and his crew of workers wanted to have diners inside the facility with them, they would much rather play it safe. 

The meal will be handed out at the Vian Peace Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Tyler urges people to remain in their vehicles and wait for volunteers who will bring out meals. There are no requirements or income guidelines for those requesting a meal. 

The event, which fed nearly 280 people last year, is held each year in honor of Jean Rozell Campbell, the late pastor who started the event in 2012 at her church, Christ the King. 

For more information, call Tyler at (479) 739-5351. 

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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