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LUM Thanksgiving – Community & Hope

LUM Thanksgiving Holiday Events

For LUM, Thanksgiving is more than football and eating too much. It is about being grateful for our blessings by restoring hope to our neighbors in need, especially during this difficult time.

This year LUM is hosting the 36th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast and the Turkey Trot 5K Run. Read below to learn how you can participate, donate, attend, and volunteer at these meaningful Thanksgiving community events.


All are welcome! The 36th annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast takes place next Thursday (11/24) from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Lafayette. It will feature a Thanksgiving feast, live music and great company – and it’s free.

If you wish to help, the event still needs donations of the following:

  • Stuffing & Green Bean Casseroles
  • Yams & Cranberry Sauce (Canned)
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Bottled Water
  • Disposable Face Masks

You may also make a monetary donation. To donate and learn more, click the button below.

This Thanksgiving Day (11/24), start a new family tradition by participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. It’s the most fun & rewarding way start your Thanksgiving holiday. Runners, walkers, families, dogs, strollers, costumes & turkey hats are welcome.

  • Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Connection Point Church, West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area

All Turkey Trot 5K Run proceeds directly support the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry. To register and/or learn more, click the button below.

Meet the LUM Thanksgiving Director


Cheryl Fowler— Community Thanksgiving Celebration, program director


2015-10-01 Fowler_Cheryl 002 (2) (1280x1277)Cheryl is originally from Cincinnati where she met her husband Gary. They moved to Indianapolis in the mid-1980’s. Cheryl has lived in West Lafayette with Gary for 16 years and is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church (West Lafayette). Cheryl graduated from Miami University (Oxford, OH) with a BS in Business/Marketing.

Cheryl and Gary, who recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, have one daughter, Claire (22), who graduated this past May from Bradley University (Peoria, IL) and married in July. Cheryl has served as a LUM board member since 2013, and has been on the Hunger Hike Fundraising Committee since 2014. Cheryl is the local coordinator for International Experience, a non-profit, high school student international exchange program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends—and loves tap dancing.

LUM is thrilled to have Cheryl join the team as the new program director for the 2015 LUM 29th Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration.


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The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration will serve over 900 guests on Thanksgiving thanksgiving child 2014Day. Details are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 26
  • Noon to 2 p.m.Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette
  • FREE and open to the entire community

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies. Donations and volunteers are needed to make it a success.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal. Click “make a donation” below.

Check out the Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List below. Please sign up to donate & volunteer TODAY.


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