From 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will serve a hearty Thanksgiving breakfast to any and all who arrive at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Bricktown Coca-Cola Event Center, 425 E. California.
Because so many organizations and churches now serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the community, The Salvation Army decided to fill the need for an earlier meal. Instead of dinner, The Salvation Army will serve a traditional breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, hashbrowns and biscuits and gravy to the community.
“We noticed that people began lining up for dinner as early as 7 a.m.,” said Major Francina Proctor, Central Oklahoma Area Command.
“We decided to offer a breakfast this year to offer to families to get them on their way to all the other events later in the day. It’s a need we saw that wasn’t being filled.”
Last year, more than 1,300 citizens were served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, complete with the fixin’s and dessert. This year, The Salvation Army expects more visitors for breakfast and will rely on an army of more than 200 volunteers to help bring the holidays to the homeless or lonely.
Some other fast facts about our Thanksgiving Dinner:
* The motorcycle gang The Rough Riders will volunteer to deliver Thanksgiving Meals to the homebound.
* Entertainment will be provided by The Salvation Army.
* Set up for the event begins at 6:30 a.m. that morning (decorating)
* Krispy Kreme will donate nearly 80 dozen donuts to give out as people wait