Army of volunteers cook and deliver Thanksgiving dinners to 200 CICOA clients
Beginning Tuesday, Barb Sell, her three brothers and dozens of volunteers will begin preparing Thanksgiving dinner for about 500 in the kitchen at Broadway United Methodist Church. Dinner isn’t for church members, although some may attend. This dinner is for people in the Indianapolis community who have no one to spend Thanksgiving with. About 300 people will come to the church and share a meal together. For those who can’t make it to the church, volunteers will deliver meals on Thursday morning to 200 homebound, low-income seniors, who all are clients of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions.
This is the Betty Sell Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner—a dinner that began quite simply at Betty and Ken Sell’s Indianapolis home in the 1980s. Of course, it didn’t have a name back then. Betty was just the kind of person who wanted people to feel comfortable stopping over, her daughter, Barb Sell explained.