Green Bay Church Serves Hundreds Easter Meal
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GREEN BYA, WI--Hundreds of people join together for a holiday meal. It's all part of a Green Bay church's annual tradition that has caught a lot of people's attention in recent years.
Easter dinner at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay is a special place for many today. The meal brings together people from all walks of life who would otherwise have no where else to go.
"I think this is a great place for people to go who don't have no other place to go. My mom and dad are deceased and so this is where I like to come to be amongst people," said Jim Haskins, who has attended the Easter dinner for more than 5 years now.
For many the biggest part of this event is the company, especially on a holiday.
Grace Lutheran Church has been putting this event on for 15 years. It's a tradition started in the early 90's from another church, but due to how many people attended they needed a bigger facility.
"Last year we had around 200, so we've actually planned for a little bit more than that this year," said Mimi McClure, the publicity coordinator for the event.
The large number of people are keeping the cook busy, for hours, preparing food that is both donated and bought for the meal.
"We start at 7:30 in the morning to have the food begin at 11:30 being served," said Mary Bosse, one of the cooks for the meal.
All the work for this event is possible through time donated from volunteers. This event runs every year on Easter Sunday and the meal is open to anyone who wishes to attend.