By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 made special deliveries Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. Marking the 25th anniversary of Home Alone for the Holidays, 580 dinners were provided to area residents who otherwise might not have been able to observe Thanksgiving.
Volunteers, including families and members of Boy Scout Troop 77, joined a well-organized assembly line and prepared the hot meals. Other volunteers delivered the dinners to 10 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough and Southborough. Guests were also welcomed at the post and given a dinner.
Home Alone for the Holidays will continue with turkey dinners offered Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25. Requests for dinner delivery, as well as offers to volunteer, can be made by calling 978-568-8178; ask for Mike. Deliveries are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinners will be served at the post 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Past Commander Bill Rivers is the event chair for his 19th year. Once again, Wayne Korpi is manning the kitchen along with a staff of other longtime volunteers.
As Rivers and Commander Chuck Armstead stated in a letter to fellow post members: “Unfortunately, there are no hot Meals on Wheels or restaurants to accommodate people alone for the holidays.”
Some food items are donated and others are purchased with monetary donations. Businesses, organizations and individuals can contribute a monetary donation by mailing a check payable to “Hudson AMVETS Post 208,” 5 South Street, Hudson, Mass. 01749.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.