MP Turkey Drop provides way to help those in need

By on November 22, 2013

MAPLE PARK—During the holiday season, community members and residents alike look for opportunities to give back to their respective community.

If you are trying to find a way to donate this year, the annual Maple Park Turkey Drop could be the answer for you.

The Turkey Drop is sponsored by the Grace United Methodist Church and St. Mary of the Assumption, both of Maple Park.

The doors of Grace United Methodist Church, located at 506 Willow St., will be open on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for anyone interested in donating a frozen turkey or ham or canned goods that will go to local charities in Maple Park and the Kaneland community for families in need in the surrounding area.

Members of the church are also interested in items that are canned or dried goods, such as instant mashed potatoes, gravy, canned green beans, stuffing, cranberries, canned corn, canned fruit, canned cream of mushroom soup and boxed desserts.

At the event, there will also be a meal provided as a thank you for anyone who donates towards the Turkey Drop. Craft vendors and entertainment for kids in the form of a bouncy house will be at the church the day of the event.

If you are interested in hosting a vendor table, contact Heidi at There is a $10 fee included for each craft vendor table.

Both churches encourage the public to participate in the Turkey Drop to help local residents who need support from their community this holiday season.

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