As of Thursday evening, the “unofficial” number of meals served was just over 1,400. Yes you read that number right. 1,400 meals in a town of a population under 700.
Parishioners of St. Boniface provide the food and the workers but the entire community of Elgin takes a part in some way of this unique event. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit Elgin on Thanksgiving Day, it is well worth the trip. All the traditional foods of Thanksgiving without the cleanup. The only thing you need to arrange is a place to sleep it off at.