The dinner, which is put on every year with the support of area churches and businesses, featured a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the spoils of Grandma's house.
Guza, her daughter Deb Gratz of Minneota and Hively's daughter-in-law, Teri Hively of Balaton, were happy to talk about their shared history of working for the community dinner that was created to serve and even deliver Thanksgiving dinners to elderly and shut-ins, but also to include members of the community who could come in for dinner or come for take-out.
"It was 105 years old when I graduated high school in 1982", Ransom said.
Volunteers also plan on serving a Christmas Eve dinner. To donate, go to their website.
For a lot of people that come to St. Peter's, this was their only means of celebrating Thanksgiving.
"The other blessing is that all of our families are here together", she said.
"My wife wanted to give back to the community, so we're here to help", added Terry, who served in the US Air Force for several years before retiring and continues to work part time at Travis Air Force Base.
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Seating guests, loading plates, clearing tables, pushing pie carts or running pitchers of gravy, roughly 75 volunteers served an estimated 400 meals in-house, delivered more than 150 meals around Laramie and prepared even more for take-out. "We'll come and pick them up so they can get out of their apartment and enjoy the fun", Engelkamp said.
"Nobody should be left alone on Thanksgiving", said Reis, who helped coordinate volunteers. "I went previous year and I liked it so much that I went back". Every week a different church volunteers to prepare and serve a hot meal.
"It's about being with friends", said Michelle Vee as she sat with a group of family and friends.
"Such a caring community, and I know what that I am inspired by the overwhelming generosity of my community and by my staff", Kendrick said.
"When you find a group of people who are like-minded like you who want to take care of people, who find joy in serving people, it's a handsome thing", said Korrin Black, co-coordinator for Friends Thanksgiving. She started volunteering with her husband Ken Marti.
University of Wyoming students Andrea Alzalde and McKenna Malmstrom came out to volunteer, as a way to spend Thanksgiving with members of the community.
And that's something Ackerman said the organization is thankful for each year.