Any cook knows that preparing a Thanksgiving spread for a big family can be hours of work.
In Sultan, volunteers fed a significant percentage of the entire town Thanksgiving Day.
In all, 343 people came to the annual community feast, which is free to all. That equals nearly seven percent of the entire population.
“We did good this year,” said Sultan City Councilman Steve Slawson, who said the tradition is in its 11th year now. “It was a long day, but a lot of fun.”
Volunteers put in more than 300 hours preparing the meal and serving it at the Sultan Volunteers of America building, he said.
The crowd arrived early and left warmer than they’d come, thanks to a coat giveaway held the same day, said Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick, who joined the diners for the afternoon feast.
“By 2:30, more than 200 people were there, and 120 coats went out the door,” she said.