Trinity Lutheran Church volunteer Jan Konkler, left, checks on turkeys roasting in the church kitchen on Monday. Church volunteers began preparing and cooking 50 turkeys that will be served at a Thanksgiving Day dinner for 200 people Thursday at the church, according to church spokesman Tim Thiets. Trinity is teaming up with Valley Outreach Unseen Angels, United Way of Washington-County East and the St. Croix Valley United Way to more than 7,000 holiday meals Thursday–5,200 delivered dinners and 2,000 served hot at Trinity and other churches in the St. Croix Valley and Twin Cities. Marilynne Olson, Right, prepares a turkey for roasting while other birds await their turn in the Trinity kitchen.
Gazette Photos by Erik Sandin