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We’ve saved you and your family a seat at our table this Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2023 • 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Parish Center
202 Vaughn Road, Branson, Missouri 65616

Need a ride? Give us a call at 417.335.9915 on Wednesday, November 22nd, between 9:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Volunteer, sponsor a food item, and commit to supporting our neighbors year-round this Thanksgiving.


Volunteer Opportunities

Give the gift of your time and investment this Thanksgiving when you volunteer at our 16th Annual Love Your Neighbors Thanksgiving Day Lunch. Bring your family and spend part of your Thanksgiving Day loving our neighbors in our community. A beanie hat purchase of $25 is required for each volunteer position. Funding received through the purchase of each beanie hat directly contributes to providing a meal and a welcoming Thanksgiving experience for our neighbors, as well as supporting our community throughout the year.

To sign up for a volunteer position, select the “Sign Up Today” button under the position you are interested in. If you have multiple people in your party interested in different volunteer positions, please ensure that you sign each attendee up under the respective volunteer position by navigating back to this page and selecting the position your additional attendees are interested in.

Invitation Distribution

November 17th, 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Assist with passing out invitations to our neighbors for our Thanksgiving Day lunch. Volunteers will meet at the Elevate Branson campus, join a van route assigned to visit various neighborhoods in our community, and distribute invitations by going door-to-door. All ages are welcome, and there is no hat purchase requirement for this volunteer opportunity.


November 22nd, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Assist a team of volunteers the day before Thanksgiving with decorating, setting up tables and chairs, and other items needed for the event. Some heavy lifting may be required.

Food Runners [0 spots available]

Thanksgiving Day, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Utilizing an Elevate Branson van, assist with picking up food items at Golden Corral or Famous Dave’s and bringing the items to the event. This position requires a valid driver’s license and you must be insurable. 

Kitchen Team [0 spots available]

Thanksgiving Day, 9:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

Assist a team of volunteers organizing food and serving in a serving line set up. Plate food, help keep food items warm, and help with clean up post event. Must be at least 16 years old.

Table Companions [60 spots available]

Thanksgiving Day, 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Sit and share a meal with individuals and families on Thanksgiving Day. Give the gift of compassion, conversation and community to our neighbors who may be spending Thanksgiving Day alone.

Food Servers [0 spots available]

Thanksgiving Day, 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Take orders from guests at tables in your section and serve dinner. Clean and reset tables, clean any spills, take out trash and other duties as assigned.

Event Clean-Up [13 spots available]

Thanksgiving Day, 1:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Once all guests are finished with their dinner, assist with post-event clean up. Take out trash, help take down decorations and put away tables, along with other duties as assigned.

Contact Amy Stallings, Volunteer Coordinator, at 417.335.0266 or [email protected].

THANK YOU To All Our Sponsors Who Help Make This Event Possible!

Event Sponsor

Event Sponsor – Lightfoot & Youngblood


Route Sponsors

Route Sponsor – First Baptist Church-Forsyth

Route Sponsor – MRG Group

Route Sponsor – James “Leon” Combs

Route Sponsor – Black Hawk Capital

Route Sponsor – Wescott Family Fund

Route Sponsor – Lion’s Club

Food Sponsors

Turkey – Famous Dave’s
Gravy – Dennis and Suzanne Newkirk
Mashed Potatoes – First Community Bank
Stuffing – Grace Family Church

Corn – Janet and Maxi Minor
Cranberry Sauce – Jeff and D’Ann Kohls
Dinner Rolls – Jack and Kay Hope
Green Beans – Kuenzle Construction
Apple Pie – Worley Real Estate Network
Pumpkin Pie – Shelley and Warren Hall
Whipped Topping – Arvest Bank
Paper Goods – Lion’s Club
Decorations – Kanakuk Ministries
To-Go Boxes – Keith Schuam
Supplies – Harvest Evangelical Free Church

Table Sponsors

Christine and Sam Alfano

Roxanne Amundsen 

The Bank of Missouri

Don and Darlene Beile

Branson Business Systems

Branson Dialysis

Branson Hollister Lions Club

Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Don and Darlene Campbell

Christian Willard, DDS, PC

Brad and Renea Daniels 

Moira Darst

Jamie Dopp

Eric and Jamie Feige

GFC Upper Room

Kim Hagan

Catherine Hampsch

In Memory of Ron Herschend

Higginbotham Insurance Agency

Hotel Grand Victorian

Chris Hunter

Barb and Randy Irwin

Barbara Irwin

Kanakuk Ministries

Devra Leach

Nelda Lies

Lifestyle Contractors, LLC

Loyd’s Electric Supply

Dan and Karen Maes

Mark G. Witcher Insurance Agency

Mr. Bug Killer, Inc.

O’Reilly Family Foundation

Our Lady of the Lake Church

Vinay Patel

Patriot Heat & Air


Precision Garage Door of Branson

Raeanne Presley

Valerie Queen

Sacred Rose Healthcare

Travis and Audrey Spratt

Tom and Carol Stallings

Tim and Lauri Thompson

Thrive Chiropractic, LLC

Titanic Museum Attraction

White River Valley Electric Cooperative

Mark and Christina Witcher

Worley Real Estate Network

Sheila Wyatt

Dwight and Staci Zabel

Plate Sponsors

All About Phones LLC

Andrew and Connie Bolger

Charlotte Branning

Vickie Bridges

Harvey and Shelly Cantwell

Sr. Cortes

Coffee Creations

Melissa Cutbirth

Sandra Dangelo

Michele Deab

Kirk Elmquist

Jeff and Jennifer Engel

Kayla Evans

Melissa Faucett

Foster Auction & Appraisal Service

Fred and Kim Foster

Ella France

Kristol France

Derik Frederiksen

Fritz’s Adventure

Ethan Fullington

In Memory of Alan Gaines

Sue Gordy

Paula Grindstaff

Savannah Grindstaff 

The Grove Christian Church

Guaranty Realty

Marsha Guthrie

Tom and Judy Hartley 

Hayden Head

Hotel Grand Victorian

Daniel Hinten

John Ivaska

Jeanette Jablanski

Kanakuk Kamps

Sally Kaucher

Cindy Kelly

Wanda Knepper

Sarah Kramme

Nichole Lansdell

Cynthia Light

Andrew Lindsay

Sharon Lorry Davis

Brian Manning

Janet Matamales 

Marauder Stems and Gems

Scott and Karen McCaulley

Caroll and Loretta McCullough

Janet Miller

Jack and Theresa Mustard

Aaron Newberry

Jeff and Becky Olson

Kristie and Greg Orthel

Tory Pearce

Gary Phillips

Caleb Pipkin

Nancy Porter

Jasper Risenhoover

Allen Rogers

Rod and Brenda Romine

Kammy Samples

Wynona Sanderlin

Jerry and Karen Sanderson

Cody and Brooke Siefker

Bryan and Amy Stallings

Brittany Stephens

Brittoni Stiffler

Taney County Children’s Division Staff

Daniel Taylor

Joel and Dana Telschow

Susan Thibeault Linton

John and Janice Thomason

Thrive Chiropractic, LLC

Tom Tilson

Tim’s Headquarters Salon

Tucker Hollow Cabins 

Toby Tyler

Grant and Mary Urias

Tricia Vander Missen

Vernon and Debra Watson

David Watterson

Barbara Wehrman

Jackie Welander

Whited Family Trust

Alice Wilcoxson

Teresa Williams

Jim and Shirley Wirth

Word Solutions 

Worley Real Estate Network

Jackie Young

Mike and Torie Youngblood