Thanksgiving Blessing

WASILLA — There are numerous ways for Valley residents in need to acquire warm and hearty meals for free this Thanksgiving season.

Bookstore Friendship Potluck Dinner

Black Birch Books is inviting the community to enjoy free food and fun conversations at their Bookstore Friendship Potluck Dinner Saturday, Nov. 21. Anyone is welcome to visit anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.

Those interested in attending the potluck can stop by owner Taylor Jordan’s residence located at Well Site Road off Fairview Loop during that time frame. There will be plenty of signage posted for visitors to find her house. For more information, visit the Black Birch Books Facebook page or email

Frontline Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner giveaway

Frontline Mission switched to a drive thru only model to continue their mission to provide meals to Valley residents in need this year. The dinner will feature all the classic Thanksgiving fixings including mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, and three kinds of pies with many more kinds of desserts.

The event is still taking place at the Menard Sports Center and running the same time, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up to volunteer for this event, call 907-357-8600 or visit

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann at

** Note: A previous version of this article featured incorrect information about local churches distributing meals. The meals have already been distributed, and will not be distributed on Thanksgiving Day. The Frontiersman apologizes for the error. 

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