Waverly United Methodist Church Drive-Thru Pasta Dinner to Honor Veterans

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, Waverly United Methodist Church (UMC) will offer FREE Drive Thru pasta dinners on Friday, November 5th, beginning at 4:30 p.m. until all the meals have been claimed.

Co-sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Abington, Walmart, and Waverly United Methodist Church, this Veterans’ Pasta Dinner has become a much-anticipated annual event. Typically, this dinner would be offered as a dine-in event at the Waverly Community House, complete with musical entertainment. However, like so many other local traditions, 2020 saw the format of this dinner changed in response to COVID.

The2021 Veterans’ Pasta Dinner will be available in Drive-Thru/Take-Out format and can be picked up at Waverly UMC, located at 105 Church Street, On the COMM Square, in Waverly. This meal is made possible, in part, by a grant from Walmart and is open and available at no cost to all community members.

Please note only 150 meals are available. Dinners will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.or until they are gone. No reservations are necessary, but anyone wishing to obtain a meal is encouraged to come out early as meals will not be held and are distributed on a first-come/first-served basis.

Each meal includes pasta, marinara sauce, and meatballs, salad with dressing, a roll with butter, and dessert.

As each meal is distributed, volunteers will gratefully accept any offered donations on behalf of Equines For Freedom.This is the second year that donations from this event have been designated for Equines For Freedom (EFF). EFF is a 501©3 charitable organization which offers FREE horse-assisted therapy services for Veterans and First Responders with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EFF services are completely confidential and are offered at no cost regardless of the source of the client’s trauma or the character of their military service.