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Preparations under way for annual Community Thanksgiving Buffet

The annual free Community Thanksgiving Buffet, produced by community volunteers and he College of St. Scholastica, will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Cloquet, and for the first time in Carlton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Streetcar Kitchen, 232 Chestnut Ave. Home-bound residents in Cloquet, Carlton and the surrounding area who would like to request home-delivered meals are invited to call 218-879-9238.

Musical entertainment will be part of the day's events, and Santa will also visit.

Call Volunteer Services of Carlton County at 218-879-9238 to volunteer for shifts on Wednesday (food preparation and set-up) and Thursday (food preparation, transportation, service and clean-up).

Monetary donations are welcome and can be sent to: The College of St. Scholastica, attention: Thanksgiving Buffet Fund, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811.

The local event coincides with the 23rd Annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet in the Duluth-Superior area.