Guide to Thanksgiving Day meals in Myrtle Beach area

spalisin@thesunnews.comNovember 20, 2012 

  • If you go Meals are free, unless noted otherwise. Georgetown Who | Georgetown Knights of Columbus Council When | 10 a.m.-noon dine in , Thursday Where | St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 317 Broad St., Georgetown Information | 527-3272 For delivery, leave name, address, directions, if necessary, and phone number. Little River When | 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday Where | Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17 N., Little River Information | 249-2329, donations accepted Myrtle Beach When |11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday Where | Street Reach Ministries, 1005 Osecola Ave., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue; call 997-5059. When | Noon, Thursday Where | Kono and Kansas Steak House, 1901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 385-3963. When | 3 p.m. Thursday, Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach, 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach; 444-9383. Murrells Inlet When | noon-4 p.m. Where | Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10420, 4359 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet How much | $8 Information | 651-6900 -- reservations encouraged North Myrtle Beach When | 2 p.m. Where | Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach Information | 249-2356

A number of local groups and churches have opened their doors for anyone who wants to share in a Thanksgiving Day feast, most of them for free.

The Georgetown Knights of Columbus Council at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown will serve dinners for dine-in and takeout 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, and by reservations, deliver meals to residents who lack transportation.

Colin Peterson, the council’s Grand Knight, or president, said the group began serving Thanksgiving meals “in the late 1970s.”

“We cooked a few turkeys and fed a few local families who needed help,” he said.

This tradition has grown through the decades, and the council feeds 500 to 600 every year, Peterson said. The organization somehow finds enough funds every year to keep this gift to the public going.

The council also helps Meals on Wheels, which does not operate on the holiday, but arrangements are made in advance for its delivery of meals, especially to more distant locations, such as Carvers Bay and Pawleys Island.

Peterson said about 60 percent of the holiday council’s dishes are delivered annually.

Kono and Kansas Steak House in Myrtle Beach will have its seventh annual Thanksgiving dinner for everyone.

“Yes, it’s a tradition,” said Jon Bonsignor of Myrtle Beach, a volunteer who has helped dish out the helpings on the holiday for five years, starting at Soho in Myrtle Beach, before the owner, Sam Lauren, moved the meals were moved to his Kono eatery.

Bonsignor called Lauren “very generous” with reaching out to the community.

“The first year I was involved,” Bonsignor said, “people were standing outside the restaurant for a good number of hours before we served the meal.”

He said he anyone who wants to help serve the food is welcome to join the cause, and to call 385-3963 to sign up.

“Last year, we did about 350 meals,” Bonsignor said.

Contact STEVE PALISIN at 444-1764.

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