Still Waters Cowboy Church will host a community Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Carthage Civic Center.

Still Waters’ Chuck Wagon Team leader Susie Cowan said the church wants to reach out to the community and show love.

“We want people who don’t have the opportunity to go to a family to have a Thanksgiving meal, or maybe people who are down and out and don’t have a Thanksgiving meal, we just want to provide that for them, even though it’ll be the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” Cowan said.

The event is free of charge and open to anyone in the community.

“We’ll have the traditional meal,” Cowan said. “We’ll have dressing and turkey and ham and cranberry sauce and the usual sides, broccoli casserole, corn casserole, sweet potatoes, rolls, just the usual traditional meal.”

It’s their first time cooking up Thanksgiving meal for the community, but they hope it isn’t their last.

“We’re hoping that it will have a good impact on the community, and we’re really hoping for a great turnout,” Cowen said. “Since it’s our first time, we’re not sure how many people will attend, but we just want everyone to know that it’s open to everyone. ...No strings attached. You don’t have to come and eat and then come to our church; that’s not the goal. Our goal is just to love on people.”

The Carthage Civic Center is located at 1702 S. Adams St. in Carthage.